Meghan has been directing grants at the Institute since 2014. She previously managed grants and research programs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and prior to NPS led federal consulting projects with LMI in Washington, DC. During her fifteen years in grants and research, she has worked for other internationally-focused organizations including the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Catholic Relief Services, the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Meghan earned two graduate degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, in Public Administration and International Relations. Her bachelor’s degree is in economics from Bowdoin College. Meghan won funding for graduate school and language study including the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship and the Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. She was also a graduate research assistant at the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC).
She serves on the board of the local United Nations Association, Monterey Bay.