As the Program Associate for Ploughshares Fund, Megan provides administrative support to the program team which includes assisting in the management of the grants database and serves as liaison to all grantees. Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund, Megan worked at the Women’s Earth Alliance where she provided support to the Program and Operations teams.
Megan received her Master of Arts Degree in International Studies from the University of San Francisco where she specialized in the gendered impacts of conservation development and conducted her master’s thesis research within the Maasai communities of Southern Kenya. This research produced findings that community-based conservation initiatives disproportionately favored Maasai men and even contributed to the marginalization of Maasai women. Previously, Megan received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Colorado State University.