Maegan joined UNRISD in May 2010 to work with Katja Hujo on the Social Policy and Development Programme. She worked on a project on South-South migration and social development, as well as a special issue on social policy and poverty.
She has B.A.s in Global Studies and French from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and, at the time of her internship, was at the end of her joint M.A. in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and the University of Vienna. Her Masters thesis focused on the potential of Iraqi return migration and development.