Science - Technology

Dr. Gina Paige

In 2003, Dr. Gina Paige co-founded African Ancestry, Inc. and in doing so, pioneered a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and a new marketplace for people of African descent looking to more accurately and reliably trace their roots. Paige travels the world helping people demystify where they’re from and informing them about identities so that they may better understand who they are.

Paige has worked with and revealed the roots of the world’s leading icons and entities including Oprah Winfrey, John Legend, Spike Lee, Condoleezza Rice, and The King Family; Her work is featured in Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., African American Lives 1 & 2, Sirius Satellite Radio, The Africa Channel, NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? and CNN’s Black in America series; Paige has also worked with McDonald’s, Capital One, Booz Allen Hamilton, Wells Fargo, United Healthcare and dozens of community organizations and faith-based entities.

Gina Paige, the co-founder of African Ancestry Inc., poses at the National Museum of African Art

Paige has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including Jet Magazine, Time Magazine, USA Today, 60 Minutes, NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, HuffPost Live with Marc Lamont Hill, The Joe Madison Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, FOX Business News, Reuters, New York Times, Canal Media Company, Black Enterprise, NPR, Metro Source Urban Radio, American Urban Radio Networks, The Grio.com and TheRoot.com among many others. In 2015, Paige launched a special edition radio program on SiriusXM titled African Ancestry Radio.

From a lineage of entrepreneurs, Paige launched her first business at age 8, with a magazine purposed to raise money for family trips. She went on to start a “Pik-A-Pak” Care Packages as a Stanford University graduate, helping families stay connected with their children while away at school. Prior to forming African Ancestry, Paige was the founder and president of GPG Strategic Marketing Resources.

Paige resides in Washington, D.C., and holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University Of Michigan Ross School Of Business. Paige also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from Global Oved Dei Seminary University.

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