Maggie Lindrooth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Russian from Temple University and is a non-profit and international education professional currently residing in Philadelphia. She serves as the Grants Manager for Lutheran Settlement House, a community-based, multi-service non-profit organization, while also managing their social media. Prior to this position, Maggie worked as a Participant Recruiter with American Councils, recruiting students from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan for U.S. Government-sponsored high school exchange programs. She completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mongolia, where she not only taught university-level English, but also developed, planned, and facilitated a public drama club and academic writing workshop series, all while volunteering at a local reproductive health NGO. Other professional experiences include teaching English in Kyrgyzstan and serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Development Fellow for a Chicago anti-poverty non-profit. Maggie is passionate about intercultural exchange and international education and has tutored English as a Foreign Language since her days as a student at Temple University. She holds deep interests in women’s and gender rights, development and identity in countries of the former USSR, and intersectional justice issues. An avid language-learner, she has studied Russian, Japanese, Persian, and Mongolian. In her free time, she writes and releases music as a singer-songwriter under the pseudonym Marigold Ingot.