Meghan grew up in Champlin, MN where she spent most of her time playing hockey and camping. After high school she went to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls for two years before deciding that she wanted to be an engineer and transferred up to Michigan Technological University (yeah snow!). She graduated from there in 2006 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering. It was during her senior year of college, when participating in International Senior Design down in Bolivia, that she discovered her passion for international development.
She thought about joining the Peace Corps right out of college but decided to enter the “real world” for a while to see what it was like. She took a job at a small consulting firm in Livonia, MI before moving to Milwaukee, WI to work for a different firm. Meghan still remained involved in international work however by co-founding the Detroit Professional Chapter of EWB in MI and later joining the professional chapter of EWB in WI. Through those groups she was able to work on water and bridge projects in Honduras and Guatemala. Though her job was fast paced and challenging, Meghan still found herself drawn towards the Peace Corps. She finally worked up to courage to take the plunge and moved way down south to start her journey at USF.
Meghan's Blog: megsinmadagascar.blogspot.com
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