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Margaret Hegwood

Global Engineering Graduate Student


Phone: 765-494-3043

Margaret is pursuing a 5-year B.S./M.S. degree in Biological Engineering and a minor in Biotechnology and Global Engineering. Her love for engineering, international development, and travel is fostered by her work with Purdue’s Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships. In her role as Graduate Assistant, Margaret serves as the Global Engineering Learning Community instructor, aids in the development of First-Year Engineering global competency course development, and provides program support for the Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab. Margaret’s personal research interests lie at the intersection of food security, nutrition, and improved food technology. During her time at Purdue, Margaret has worked to develop her expertise in the area of food security through a variety of opportunities. In the Fall of 2016, she was selected as one of eleven Emerging Leader Interns to work for the Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Program. Additionally, she has been recognized for her work by the United States Global Leadership Coalition and Indiana State Senator Todd Young; as a Next Generation Delegate for the Chicago Council’s Annual Global Food Security Symposium; a panelist for the Global Youth Institute of the World Food Prize; and a delegate for the Agriculture Future of America Food Institute.