Megan graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Medical Anthropology of Global Health and a B.A. in South Asian Languages. While pursuing her Undergraduate degrees, she spent 11.5 months living in Rajasthan, India, studying Hindi language as a FLAS Scholar at the American Institute of Indian Studies, as well as traveled to Bangladesh with the State Department to study Bengali language in Dhaka for 3 intensive months on a Critical Language Scholarship.
Originally from Spokane, WA, Megan has recently relocated from Seattle, WA, to pursue a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the City of Niagara Falls. Her year of service will focus on developing Daybreak, a one-stop resource center aimed to bridge the gap between the homeless and at-risk population of Niagara Falls and the resources necessary to empower them to reach their full potential.
She is fluent in 5 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Bengali) and has recently begun studying her 6th language (Chinese) this month. Megan is truly passionate about learning languages because she genuinely believes that in order to make the most impact in a community and the lives of others it is integral to be able to understand the issues first-hand from the voices of the people whom she aims to help. Her long term goals are to spend her life traveling to third-world countries and impoverished communities to provide Medical Care, Compassion and Love. She wholeheartedly believes that her purpose in life is to dedicate herself to helping others and providing those who are often neglected in society with the opportunity to have a voice and share their unique perspectives on the world.