Magdalena has just completed her freshman year at Fairfield University, where she is majoring in International Studies and Spanish and minoring in Humanitarian Action. She was born in Poland, but immigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was three years old. Her passion for helping others began in 2011 when she volunteered for Free The Children and built a school in Kenya with 60 Minutes. Following the life-changing trip she experienced, Magdalena has participated in various philanthropic projects and organizations such as the Barat Foundation, St. Bernard’s Project in New Orleans, Diversity Awareness Club, and Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network Club. Through Model United Nations, she represented countries such as Somalia and South Korea in the World Health Organization and the Disarmament and International Security Committee. Magdalena is determined to use her experiences and the knowledge she has gained from them to make her internship with the Africa Faith and Justice Network beneficial not only to her and her team, but more importantly, to make an impactful change in the lives of individuals in Africa facing an array of issues.