James Edward and Nancy Clarissa Patterson of Ellsworth are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Patterson, to Fodie Maguiraga, son of Kadiatou Bane and Mamadou Maguiraga (deceased) of Baguineda, Mali, West Africa. The wedding was held in Baguineda, Dec. 28, 2008.
The bride is a graduate of Ellsworth High School, Williams College, and Johns Hopkins University. She is studying for her doctorate at Emory University and is presently working as a Fulbright Student supervising a malaria study project sponsored by the Center for Disease Control in Segou, Mali.
The groom is a graduate of the University of Bamako with a degree in socio-anthropology. He is currently working as the coordinator of a community-based participatory nutrition research project for CARE in Sevare, Mali.
The couple met several years ago while working for Save the Children in Mali.