Megan has over 18 years of experience in the nonprofit and education sectors. She has been a fierce advocate for underserved young people in Louisiana, working to improve services and significantly reduce the juvenile prison population. After Hurricane Katrina, Megan led the effort to reunite young people with their families scattered across the country and because of this work, co-founded the first stand-alone juvenile public defender office in the United States. Prior to joining Malaika, Megan worked at the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) as the Director of Operations, ensuring all programs and staff had the resources necessary to meet the needs of New Orleans’ most vulnerable youth. As Operations Director at Malaika, Megan focuses on operations management, fund development, and program support. Her passion for education and social justice make Megan excited to support the amazing work Malaika is doing in the DRC. Megan received her Bachelor’s of Science in education from Temple University-Philadelphia and her M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans.