Maggie is originally from Mercer Island, WA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Bates College in 2017. As an undergraduate, Maggie completed an empirical research thesis related to “positive” stereotypes and took classes in sexual assault victims advocacy and psychotherapy. These experiences furthered her interests in both research and counseling. After graduation, Maggie worked for almost five years as a senior research associate in Boston, MA and Long Beach, CA for a pharmaceutical consulting company doing patient research. She developed an interest in hereditary conditions after working on many survey and interview projects and co-authoring several published papers on rare diseases. Maggie also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children, where she worked with a child in the juvenile court system. She acted as a mentor and advocated for the child in court and everyday life. For Maggie, genetic counseling offers an opportunity to merge her interests and be a positive resource for people facing extreme adversity by acting as a provider, educator, and counselor. In her free time, Maggie enjoys cycling, traveling, and spending time with her cat, Atticus.
Department: Human Genetics