Magdalena Wilson



Jean Bernard

Jean Bernard Ndayishimiye

Placement Country: Rwanda
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Partner: Gardens for Health International
I see the GHC fellowship as an opportunity to bridge two cultures and exchange ideas, knowledge, and passion between them in the pursuit of health equity.

Magdalena (Maggie) Wilson grew up in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. She received a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Medicine, Health, and Society from Vanderbilt University, and a Master’s of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Health from the Yale School of Public Health. Between undergraduate and graduate school, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer with the Florida Campus Compact. During graduate school Maggie led a research team studying HIV testing in Manglaralto, Ecuador and worked as a research assistant at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Since graduate school, she has worked as a research associate at the National Cancer Institute on projects to develop and improve methods of dietary assessment and nutrition monitoring. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at the neighborhood farmers’ market and training with the DC triathlon club.