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Over the past few years, I've come to realize that being open to opportunities that come your way can often be more important than actively seeking them out. Some opportunities we would never consider or dream for ourselves can end up being exactly the best experiences for us. I learned this lesson four months ago when I received a text from a good friend of mine, “Are you interested in going to Haiti this summer?”
Blog Update
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My upcoming trip to Africa had been on my mind for months. I had prepared a list of things I needed to buy, to pack, and to finish before leaving. However, when the day came to fly out, I found myself feeling as though I had never been more unprepared in my life.

Margaret Hegwood

Purdue University
Margaret Hegwood, from South Windsor, Connecticut, is studying biological engineering and biotechnology. Her love for engineering is fostered by her work with Purdue’s Global Engineering Programs and is joined by a strong passion for international development and cross-cultural understanding. She has experience working with the Mandela Washington Fellowship and researching with a Purdue Global Design Team. Both have inspired her commitment to help provide people around the world with more than just access to enough food, but to the proper nutrition needed to live a healthy life. Margaret is mentored by John Lumkes in the College of Engineering.