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Paige Ferguson

Paige Ferguson

Benefits Data Trust

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Paige's work combines: Non-Profit Organizations, Food, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Team Leader

I support a team of Benefits Outreach Specialists through coaching, quality control, and professional development.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

    George Washington University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Compensation & Benefits Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Human Services, General

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Chose a major in college that interested me, but I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it once I graduated.

  • 2.

    Moved back in with my parents after college and worked in retail while I looked for other jobs.

  • 3.

    Decided to join AmeriCorps NCCC to travel around the country, serve, and expose myself to new skills and people.

  • 4.

    While in NCCC, I joined the Fire Management Team and was trained as both a wildland firefighter and an emergency medical responder.

  • 5.

    After NCCC, I came to Philadelphia to start working at my current job, where I was performing direct service connecting low-income individuals to public benefits such as SNAP and Medicaid.

  • 6.

    I got promoted to Team Leader, where I now manage a team who are helping our clients gain access to healthy food and health insurance everyday.

  • 7.

    All of my experience thus far has inspired me to start taking classes to pursue a degree in Nursing! I think it's a great way to continue helping others while remaining invested in their health.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    You're all over the place, why can't you just pick a career and stick to it?

  • How I responded:

    While I felt a bit lost at first, my jobs post-college ended up giving me some really great experiences that have taught me more about myself and what I want out of a career.