Magan is a native North Carolinian, having grown up in Kitty Hawk and Asheville. After receiving her B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University, Magan worked for a campaign consulting firm to get progressive candidates elected to state and national office.
Her work in education includes recruiting teachers for high-poverty schools, mentoring youth in a college access program, and serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Asheville City Schools Foundation. In 2014 she received her M.P.P. from Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
Magan currently works as Project Director for The Hill Center, a school specializing in transforming students with learning differences into confident and independent learners.