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Paige Powell

Paige Powell

Senior Policy Manager

As the saying goes, she “wasn’t born here, but got here as quick as she could!” Paige (she/they) moved with her family from Cancer Alley, Louisiana to the Petro Metro of Houston, Texas as a baby and suffered with asthma as a child – a formative experience which sparked both a passion for air quality advocacy and a lifelong commitment to help advance common-sense environmental policy.

Paige has served in the public, nonprofit, and education sectors for nearly two decades, working to promote environmental stewardship, defend public health, and improve quality of life in the greater Houston region. Most recently, they served as Deputy / Interim Executive Director for Citizens’ Environmental Coalition; and prior to that, spent eight years at Air Alliance Houston working across development, policy, operations, education, and advocacy.

Paige is a two-time alumnus of the University of Houston (Master of Public Policy; Bachelor of Arts, Economics), Certified Public Manager, Climate Reality Leader, founding member of Houston Climate Movement, and Community Fellow in Environmental Studies at Rice University. Outside of work, she enjoys playing music and spending time in nature. Paige is excited to join the Commission Shift team and looks forward to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved industry oversight in Texas.