Hello! My name is Margaret, and I graduated from Duke with a major in English and minor in chemistry.

As I reflect on my time in college, I am reminded how it takes a level of self-trust and confidence and, importantly, community to navigate change and grow from experiences. Baldwin is one such community filled with passionate and compassionate people, and I am incredibly grateful to be part of the class of 2022.

I am originally from Nashville, Tennessee and grew up with my mom, dad, three siblings, and two dogs as well as grandparents and cousins down the street. My family values education, achievement, and service, and I am grateful that my grandfather impacted my interest in medicine, as he started a medical clinic in Nashville for uninsured, underserved patient populations. My studies, research, and work at Duke focused primarily on maternal and reproductive health. Eventually, I hope to become an Ob/Gyn and leader in the medical field focusing on equity and access. At Duke, I was also involved in club basketball and the Episcopal Center.

After graduation, I am working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health, in the hopes of informing better clinical practices for psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), pregnancy-associated mood disturbance, postpartum psychiatric illness, and peri- and post- menopausal depression.

I love playing the piano, hiking, and reading. I am restless for adventure, eager for conversation, and driven to learn. I am learning now about choosing courage over comfort, releasing perfectionism and expectations that stifle my truth, and loving who I am and who I am becoming.

Always happy to chat; feel free to reach out at margaretgaw17@gmail.com.