A True Role Model: Lizz Sinarath johnson

Business Development Manager, ProStaff
Page Scholar 2002-2006

“A lot of people want someone to look up to as a role model, a friend. I know the children felt comfortable and confident with me.”

Growing up in the only Asian family in her small southwest Minnesota hometown, Lizz Sinarath Johnson knew she wanted to honor her parents’ hard work and sacrifice by securing a career that would allow her to care for them as they aged. Determined and self-motivated, Lizz and two of her siblings attended Southwest Minnesota State University.

Receiving a Page Scholarship was a transformative experience. “Growing up, there were few role models of color. We were on our own,” she recalls.  Through her Service to Children project with the Big Buddies program, Lizz was able to be that role model for children who had a childhood similar to her own.

She studied Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources and Marketing, and led the Human Resource Games competitive team to nationals two years in a row. She earned her MBA from Hamline University, and continues to work in the field of Business Development.

Click here to read more Page Scholar Alumni stories.


So honored to be selected as beneficiary of this year's GEN Financial Children's Charity Golf Open that took place June 23, 2014 at Minneapolis Golf Club.  It was a lovely day for golf, community-building, and raising funds for our Page Scholars!

Check out our FB page for fun photos from the golf open!

PEF featured on Twin Cities Live recently - check it out!

PEF Community Report Just Released