Magdalena Fitipaldi began working as Michael McFaul’s Executive Assistant in July 2017. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Political Science and a BA in International Studies, and holds an MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford. Her research interests include development of political institutions, electoral systems, political corruption and gender issues. Originally from Uruguay, she hopes to return to her country a little down the road and work in the arena of political and social development.
Outside the office or the classroom, Magdalena spends her time doing yoga, zumba, hiking, gardening and anything that involves being outside, enjoying the sun. She is also an avid traveler, having gone on several solo backpacking trips across Europe and Latin America.