Majra Mucic Gibbons is a Sr. Specialist, Program Management at Land O’Lakes International Development where she provides management and oversight support to multi-million dollar USDA and USAID-funded development projects worldwide. With fellow Global Shapers, she bridges those who lead change and those who wish to in the greater Minneapolis - St. Paul area.
Majra’s passion projects and professional work are often one in the same because she brings her personal experience as a refugee to every role she takes on. Majra’s mission to help others first came to fruition at the American Refugee Committee in Minneapolis where she traveled to Sudan and South Sudan to partner with in-country staff on projects ranging from gender based violence protection to expanding access to maternal and child health care in internally displaced persons' camps. Now, at Land O’Lakes International Development, Majra supports projects that not only improve production and food security for smaller farming operations, but also foster innovation, market linkages, and strengthen the private sector in developing Middle East and Southern African countries.
Majra earned a BA in International Studies with a specialized focus in Economics from Macalester College where she competed in NCAA DIII volleyball, basketball and track & field; and was an active member of STAND: a student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network. She currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.
World Economic Forum
Global Shaper |
Oct 2015 - Present
The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.
Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
Sr. Specialist, Program Management |
Jun 2014 - Present
Our work in international development mirrors our corporate story – many of the challenges smallholder farmers in developing countries face are similar to those experienced by American dairy farmers. Building on lessons learned from our U.S. operations, Land O’Lakes International Development is leveraging our corporate as well as global technical expertise to assist farmers to access markets and improve the quantity and quality of their yields, while fostering the competitiveness of the farm-to-consumer value chain. Our goal is to help our fellow farmers around the world and to improve the efficiency of markets and the viability of agribusinesses. In short, we believe that economic development will not only help lift people out of poverty, but it is also our responsibility as good corporate citizens.