Paige is a mission mascot created by the ICESat-2/SCAD Collaborative Student Program. Students from the Montgomery Knolls Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, came up with her name -- short for ‘Plucky Antarctic Ice Ground Explorer.’ Paige is courageous and eager to explore new things, and was thrilled to hear that she was accepted for her dream job as part of the 2016 NASA intern program! She will be involved in helping with all areas of the mission including science and engineering, explaining to young people why ICESat-2 is awesome, designing and painting ICESat-2 promotional materials, and helping with the citizen science program of validating measurements on the ground. Her favorite pastime is sliding on her belly down the ice sheets.

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