Paige Ramsdell

  • Assistant Dean of Students for Accessibility and Inclusion and Director of Disability, Access, and Inclusion
  • Disability, Access, and Inclusion
  • Phone: 401.874.2098
  • Fax: 401.874.5694
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Name:Paige Ramsdell

Job Title:Assistant Dean, Accessibility & Inclusion

Job title if you could make your own:Kitten Wrangler with an IT magic wand.

In another life, I’m pretty sure I was: An artist of some sort. I love being creative and have about 1000 ideas running around my head at once. I use those skills in my work now, but I’m sure in some past life I was a free-spirited bohemian creating beautiful things on a whim.

On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me In the summer, we are always at the beach before 9am to eat a bagel beach picnic, settle in, and stake out our spot. When it’s chilly out, we stay in our Pajamas and I can usually be found snuggling up and reading books or building elaborate train tracks with my four-year-old.

Name a few of your daily habits: Since the pandemic hit, I needed to become much more intentional with the time I had available to take care of myself. I started a daily meditation practice and returned to journaling, something I’ve done off and on since I could pick up a pencil.

What was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome to accomplish your academic goals? Myself. Self-doubt and self-sabotage were two major barriers throughout my entire education. Imposter syndrome is real, I felt like everyone secretly had all the answers and I’d missed the memo. I developed a practice of fact-checking these thoughts, something I continue to work on to this day!

What advice would you give to your past self? Use your resources, you don’t have to go it alone! You have valuable ideas to share, don’t be afraid to speak up.

What is your favorite part about your job?  I have many, many things that I love about my job. First and foremost is the amazing DAI team, it is truly a privilege to be working with colleagues who hold the same values around accessibility as I do.  A very close second is being able to watch my students as they grow throughout their time at URI and celebrating with them when they graduate.