Maggie Baughman

Summer of 2020

Margaret “Maggie” Baughman ’21, of Columbia, Maryland, graduated summa cum laude from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received Certificates in Chinese Language and Culture, Applications of Computing, and Statistics and Machine Learning. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Baughman is passionate about international security in the Indo-Pacific, digital freedom, and combatting misinformation. In summer 2019, Baughman interned at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, working with the East Asia and the Pacific and Advanced Analytics teams on election-based social media. In 2018, she participated in Princeton in Beijing, a two-month Chinese immersion program at Beijing Normal University. On campus, Baughman advised 27 underclassmen as a residential college advisor at Wilson College. She also was a Head Fellow at the Princeton Writing Center, mentoring graduate and undergraduate fellows, working with students on their academic writing. Baughman has served as the Model U.N. captain and on the International Relations Council executive board for the past two years. She was a member of the Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows, a Class of 1997 scholar, and a Whig-Clio summer 2019 fellow. As a 2020 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service, Baughman interned with the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs (NDU/CSCMA). Baughman received the Richard H. Ullman thesis award.