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Margaret Hegwood

Global Engineering Graduate Student


Phone: 765-494-3043

Margaret is a junior pursuing a degree in Biological Engineering with a focus in Cellular and Bio-molecular Engineering and a minor in Biotechnology and Global Engineering. Her love for engineering and travel is fostered by her work with Purdue’s Global Engineering Programs, where she serves as both office assistant and undergraduate course assistant to the Global Engineering Cultures and Practice Learning Community every Fall. She also has a strong passion for international development, which has grown through her work with the Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab at Purdue, volunteering with the Mandela Washington Fellowship’s Young African Leaders Initiative, and her previous research with a Global Design Team for Quality Medicine Testing in partnership with the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy in Tanzania. In the Fall of 2016, she was selected as one of eleven class of 2017.Emerging Leader Interns to work for the Land O’Lakes, Inc. Global Food Challenge Program. Additionally, in March of 2017 was selected to represent Land O’Lakes and Purdue University as a Next Generation Delegate for the Chicago Council’s Annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington D.C.. She is also active on campus as a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Women in Engineering, and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.