Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Paige Brevick '13

Paige Brevick, 2013

Paige is executive director of Saving Antiquities for Everyone (SAFE), a public advocacy group dedicated to protecting archaeological sites and combatting illicit trade in antiquities.  She is also a PhD. candidate in Egyptology at University College London, England.

She received an M.A. in Egyptian Art and Archaeology from the University of Memphis in 2019.

She has worked in the Art Museum at the University of Memphis, the Museum of Biblical History in Collierville, Tenn., and other museums, where she curated shows and tours, designed displays, wrote catalogs and grant applications, cared for collections, mentored interns, and conducted research.

Paige has won a number of scholarships and awards, written articles, given lectures, and participated in archeological fieldwork in England and Iowa. She is vice president of the Association of Student Egyptologists.  Among her languages are Middle Egyptian, Hebrew, Marathi, and Sanskrit.

A native of Chatfield, Minn., Paige majored in religion at Cornell, where she founded the college’s archaeological society and was a member of Hillel and a Hebrew reading group.

“My years at Cornell were some of my best,” Paige wrote. “I was surrounded by inspiring faculty who encouraged me to pursue archaeology research inside and outside the classroom. The OCAAT schedule allowed me to set up internships and job placements during the school year, so that by the time I graduated I had a head start on graduate school. I would not be where I am today were it not for the unique environment of Cornell.”

Paige has mentored several Cornell students who were interested in archaeology.

When her career brings her back to the U.S., Paige calls Rochester, Minn., home.