Maggie Fick is an American freelance journalist who has lived in Juba, Southern Sudan since October 2009. She reports for Associated Press on Southern Sudan, and her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times, among other American newspapers. Maggie has also contributed to online outlets including ForeignPolicy.com, the Guardian Weekly and theMonocle.com.
Prior to working as a journalist, Maggie worked on and in Southern Sudan as a researcher, analyzing and writing about political and security dynamics for the Washington-based Enough Project. Before joining Enough in 2008, Maggie was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Niger, where she researched the role of women in urban and rural Tuareg society.
Maggie holds a Bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College, is fluent in French, and has traveled extensively in West and East Africa. She hails from Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, Washington. Before moving to Juba, she enjoyed riding her bike; now she rides on the back of a “boda boda” (a motorcycle taxi).