Maggie Nyce is the Human Rights Program Manager with The 11th Hour Project at The Schmidt Family Foundation. Her program supports work that challenges extractive, exploitative development in Africa’s energy, mining, and agriculture sectors and promotes people-centered, equitable, and sustainable solutions. Maggie leads the program’s agriculture portfolio, supporting movements for food sovereignty and the amplification of agroecological food and agriculture systems in Africa.
Previously, she worked on programs promoting women’s rights, justice, and accountability related to gender-based violence in DRC, Mali, and Nigeria and with a resettlement center for refugees and asylum-seekers in Baltimore, Maryland. Maggie has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and speaks English, French, and Spanish. She currently serves as co-chair on the Executive Committee of the AgroEcology Fund and volunteers in the mental health community. In her free time, Maggie enjoys singing, swimming in the ocean, biking, and cooking, and she is trying to learn how to surf.