Margot Fahnestock

Program Officer, Global Development and Population

Margot Fahnestock is a Program Officer in Global Development and Population at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She is responsible for grants to reduce unintended pregnancies and ensure reproductive rights in developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The grantmaking include a mix of service delivery and advocacy strategies.

Previously, Margot held a number of positions at the Futures Group, including managing West Africa field operations, in which she provided technical support and oversight for family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and malaria policy programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. She has extensive experience working in Africa.

Prior to that, Margot spent two years in the Peace Corps, where she taught English in a rural village in Mali, West Africa, and designed a series of seminars to encourage girls to stay in school.

Margot has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.

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