Business Badger Jennifer Wagman (BBA ’19) is a 2017 recipient of the Wisconsin Without Borders 4W Award at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
The Wisconsin Without Borders award program—a partnership between the Morgridge Center for Public Service, Global Health Institute, and International Division—honors students and faculty for their community-engaged work at home and across the world. One of just seven awardees this year, Wagman is recognized for her impact as student director of the Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace, a nonprofit student organization committed to maintaining fair trade practices with artisans in developing countries who sell their goods to Western buyers in Wisconsin and beyond.
In this role, Wagman works to create sustainable economic development and empowerment for the local artisans affiliated with the organization. Her efforts are motivated by the Wisconsin Idea—the long-held philosophy that UW–Madison should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of campus.