Paige Shoemaker DeMio is a policy analyst for K-12 Education at American Progress. She previously interned on Capitol Hill for Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Prior to her time there, she worked as a secondary social studies teacher in Cleveland and later interned for the Ohio Department of Education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology-criminology from Ohio University and a master’s degree in public administration from The Ohio State University. She has a rescue dog named Ripley and enjoys cheering on Cleveland sports and trying new cuisines.