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Ignite Staff


Dr. Megan Madonna
Director, Ignite
Assistant Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering at Duke
Assistant Director of Education, Center for Global Women's Health Technologies

Megan Madonna is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Apart from Ignite, she works on research questions surrounding breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment through imaging and technology development.  With Ignite, Megan's vision is to build Ignite as a tool to increase students' interest in pursuing STEM, specifically engineering, as their future careers and encourage all students to use engineering to solve problems in their communities through both our North Carolina and Guatemala program sites. 

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Gabriela Asturias

She is currently at Stanford School of Medicine, after graduating from Duke in 2017 with a BS in Neuroscience. Since 2016, she has been collaborating with Dr. Madonna to implement Ignite in Guatemala through the Guatemala foundation she co-founded: FUNDEGUA.

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Daniela Mariucci

She completed a MSc in Social Psychology  and  BSc in Psychology from the University of Groningen. She is the lead coordinator of Ignite’s implementation in Guatemala and the development of Ignite’s virtual platform in Spanish as part of the Guatemalan organization FUNDEGUA.


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