Magdalena Schwarz is based in Vienna, Austria and has a MSc in Molecular Biology and a BA in International Development Studies. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches and ethnographies. Schwarz currently works in clinical trial managment at the Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group. In this capacity she manages a global breast cancer study in 22 countries. Prior to this she worked as a program coordinator in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of the Haiti International Clinical Apprenticeship Program by the Colline Foundation in Summer 2014. In 2015, Schwarz got involved in the refugee crisis as a volunteer in Austria and Hungary where she collected and distributed food, clothing, and other essentials to refugees arriving at major transit points.