A California girl to the core, Megan was born in Los Angeles and raised in Sacramento. Graduating this year from San Francisco State with an Urban Studies Major/ Political Science Minor, Megan is loving the city while continuing to develop her skills as an organizer.
Megan’s passion for youth involvement began when she started working as a Crisis Counselor for The California Youth Crisis Line her senior year of high school. Hearing the stories of what youth had gone through and endured showed her how powerful a young voice can be, and inspired her to become more involved in developing young leaders.
Within her first week at San Francisco State University, Megan was already looking for internship/volunteer opportunities that would help her continue her mission. Amongst her search, she discovered the Community Involvement Center, a program designed to help SF State students serve their community and discover their strengths. As part of that program, Megan started working as a volunteer intern for YouthNoise, a social networking website that encourages youth activism and community based initiatives.
Megan loved working for YouthNoise, and even after the CIC program ended, she still continued to work on the site, now as the New Media Coordinator. She managed a team of YouthNoise Bloggers who wrote about important issues that affect the Millenial Generation. When YouthNoise was acquired by Mobilize.org in 2011, Megan continued her work engaging bloggers in making a change in their communities and helping them develop their voices.
Two years later, Megan is proud of her work further developing the blogger program at Mobilize.org. Besides working with the bloggers, Megan has enjoyed covering Social Media needs at various Mobilize.org events, developing workshops about using Social Media for Advocacy, and contributing to the Mobilizer's Workbook.
In addition to her role as New Media Coordinator, Megan has organized for groups such as the Revolution Hunger Campaign as well as Students for Quality Education and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland. Between that and working to earn her degree, she occasionally manages to enjoy exploring the city.
In the future, Megan hopes to continue her work developing young leaders to advocate for supportive communities. Coming from an Urban Studies, Political Science, Organizing/Non-Profit background, Megan hopes to use the skills she's learned from all her past experiences in order to make sure young people grow up in neighborhoods that facilitate their future success.
No matter where her career takes her, Megan expects to continue to cultivate healthy communities for youth, using both online and offline tools to organize and advocate, and of course empowering others to develop their own leadership skills