Co-Chairs and Steering Committee
2014 Student Co-Chairs
Magda grew up in California, Italy, Virginia and Texas. She attended Stanford University and became passionate about women’s rights and development through her research and honors’ thesis on violence in Guatemala. Shortly after graduation, Magda entered the Peace Corps as a Girls’ Empowerment Facilitator and English teacher. She spent two years in West Africa in Benin; she directed girls’ empowerment camps, taught sexual and reproductive health education, and fundraised for the building of her school’s new library. The summer before attending WWS, Magda served as a consultant for John Snow Research and Training Institute in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. She trained community sexual and reproductive health educators and created a curriculum to teach the camp’s adolescents about their sexual and reproductive health. She’ll contribute to GPN (and WWS) her desire to improve global health and the lives of adolescents around the world.
Eleuthera was born and raised in New York City and attended Swarthmore College, graduating with a minor in Public Policy and a special major in Linguistics and Languages. She spent a summer at the Economic and Social Research Foundation in Dar es Salaam, where she learned Swahili and studied language policy in Tanzanian schools. After graduation she worked for five years at Wellspring Advisors, a philanthropic advising firm that recommends grants to advance human rights and social justice worldwide. She spent two years in the Economic Development program, where she helped support randomized evaluation of poverty-reduction programs, and three years in the Women's Rights and Reproductive Rights Programs. There she managed a portfolio supporting reproductive rights advocacy in Mexico and Colombia and helped develop a research program on prevention of intimate partner violence in developing countries. She brings to GPN and WWS a passion for gender equality and a commitment to bridging the worlds of women's rights advocacy and development economics research.
2014 Student Steering Comittee