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Maggie Kristian

Maggie is a transplant from Palo Alto, California who loves her new home in Minneapolis. She is pursuing two undergraduate degrees at the University of Minnesota in Environmental Policy and Applied Economics. She began working for the Acara program after being involved in the Global Venture Design class, out of which her team launched sustainable fuel startup Kaloli Energy. During her time at the Institute, she hopes to help bolster Acara programs in the student community and get more young people designing solutions to grand challenges.  In her free time, Maggie enjoys hiking, swing dancing, and trivia with friends.