Camille Paige is a Colorado native who has been working in Emergency Medicine since graduating from CU Boulder. While at CU, she studied Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, and was a Center of the American West certificate student. During her undergrad years she volunteered as a founding member and leader with the Honors Residential Academic Program to help establish a novel academic neighborhood and later led the creation of an independent CU CPR education program. She explored science education through peer teaching in Developmental Biology, leading chemistry lessons for elementary students, and tutoring at-risk high school students in the Boulder area. She received a Thompson Award from the Center for her essay, “Inescapable Manifest Destiny,” and her painting, “Self Portrait,” was chosen as a main feature in the 2012 CU Honors Journal.
During her last semester at CU she accepted a Center internship with the Colorado Oil and Gas Association to further her understanding of energy resource development and use within the state. She concurrently completed EMT training and immediately began working for the 911 ambulance service in Boulder as well as volunteering with the EMS nonprofit in Commerce City. After several adrenaline-filled years in the pre-hospital setting, she shifted her focus to hospital-based medicine as an ED physician scribe and trauma tech. She has since been unable to shake the draw of Emergency Medicine and is currently in the process of applying to medical school with the hope of combining the lessons she has learned as a citizen of the West with compassionate and empathetic patient care. Her goal is to be a life-long learner in whatever she pursues.
In her occasional moments of spare time, she enjoys painting, riding horses, and gardening with native plants to support pollinator habitats in Boulder and her own backyard.