I’m Paige Battcher
Traveler. Entrepreneur. TV Host. Free spirit. IronMan Triathlon Finisher. Fulbright Ambassador to Thailand.
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I’ve had the honor of traveling the world which shaped my perspectives and opportunities.
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. That’s right. It’s the home of Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Slugger, and delicious bourbon. I’ve played eight competitive sports, visited five continents, and lived in three countries: The Netherlands, Thailand, and Brazil.
My Bachelors degree is in finance from the University of Louisville. After undergrad, I spent a year in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar. For a few years after that, I worked as a Budget and Policy Analyst. In my spare time, I traveled to universities across the U.S. on a speaking tour to promote international ambassadorship.
In 2010, I trained nine months to complete my first Ironman triathlon (140-mile race). I raised 15,000 for heart defect research because my sister Grace was born with a heart defect. She inspired me to push beyond my limits for a bigger cause. Also in 2010, I applied for grad school because I intended to study film, urban planning, and journalism.
During the two most recent summers I’ve found myself in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil producing a documentary and consulting for a major redevelopment project.
At the University of Southern California, I’m finishing two Masters degrees: one in Specialized Journalism, the other in Urban Planning. While at USC, I’ve helped produce four TV shows at Trojan Vision. I’ve also completed paid research and video editing work for the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Some final fun facts about me: I dabble in three languages, have Couchsurfed with strangers in six countries, lobbied the U.S. Congress, spooned live tigers in Chiang Mai, and educated youth. My dream is travel the world, camera nearby, creating positive change one friendship at a time.
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