Maggie McConnaha is a young, progressive writer finishing up her studies at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, but she is only beginning her work towards social justice and human rights.
A lover of literature, travel, The West Wing, political podcasts, power mapping, coffee, and to-do lists, Maggie has been thrust into an unconventional college track. As a young student, she reached out to the director of the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice, and Public Understanding to learn how to become involved. Through the help of mentors, books and media, formal classes, and rousing dialogue, she has navigated a multitude of social justice issues and becomes invigorated learning about ways to solve them. Her love of learning pushed a limit when her oncologist, after a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis, recommended she take a semester off of school. She didn’t. Two years later, she is graduating college on track with a double major and double minor.
Maggie hopes to become an English teacher for several years after college, continuing to write about, discuss, and solve social issues in cooperation with other excited and passionate people. She hopes her life will continue to take her all over the world to study human rights, especially in relation to the intersection of education and justice.
She has traveled to over seventeen countries around the world already, including Haiti, England, Norway, Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic. You can read about those experiences in the Blog and check out pictures on the “Photos” page. You can even catch a glimpse of her engagement in Paris!