Meet Paige Moore

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Why are you a RISE intern?

I guess in high school I was really involved in my youth group. I was at every event, doing everything I possibly could. And then when I came to JMU I didn’t really know where to go so I didn’t have that, and I really missed it. I found RISE at the end of last year, so I missed out on a lot but I’m so happy to be an intern this year. I know interning isn’t the same as youth group but hanging out with everyone sure reminds me of it and I’m excited to be able to spend my year like this, helping out and making an impact on the RISE community. I’m looking forward to this experience to not only build my leadership skills but also to meet a lot of new people and get involved in something so impactful.

What do you do as an intern?

I’m in charge of the happy hour Sunday school program, and I think it’s going to be really neat to be able to be a part of the behind the scenes aspect of something like that. To be able to work with the kids but also the teachers as well and help them out.

How do you feel about raisins?

I’m not particularly keen on them, but I do like them in trail mix. From Costco. I love that stuff.

What's your favorite song to dance to?

I’m not really much of a dancer …

If you could pick three heroes, who would they be and why?

My youth leader from high school, Deb Angerman. She’s been like a second mom to me, and she’s always someone to turn to when I don’t know what to do.

My older sister because she works and raises two kids but mostly she gets up at probably 4:30 every morning which is something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do in my life. Ever.

And Batman. Because Batman. 

Do you have any secret talents?

I can make some pretty mean cookies. And I can also quote almost every line in Pitch Perfect.

What are your hopes and dreams for RISE?

My biggest hope for RISE right now is the bakery. I really hope this becomes a reality because that’s what I want to do after school, own a bakery. I’m really hoping I can get involved with this and be a part of this awesome outreach experience.