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About MeMargaret Van Bakergem

Hello! I am a PhD student originally from the city of Saint Louis, Missouri. I moved to Raleigh in 2015 after working at Vanderbilt University in Nashville for almost 4 years so I could pursue my interests in empowering institutional investors to pursue health and wellness as investable attributes of real estate.

Who has been most influential to you?

My parents, my husband, and St. Louis.

Professional Goal

To work for an organization that is an active participant in positively shaping the built environment by prioritizing health and wellness through evidence-based decision making.

Previous Degrees and Where I Received these Degrees

Bachelor in Science in Psychology, neuroscience concentration – College of Charleston, Charleston, SC (2007)

Masters in Public Health, GIS and built environment concentration – Washington University in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO (2011)

“Words of Wisdom” for Prospective Students

Read everyday – both for school and leisure!

My Leisure Interests

Hanging out with friends, playing with my dogs, being active outside, crossing you over in basketball, Netflix and couching when possible.