Megan leads the Center’s advising, programming, and outreach efforts that target exploratory students. She oversees the College’s exploratory adviser team, who help students explore, discern, and articulate their values, strengths, and interests, while acquiring experience, sharpening their skills, clarifying their career goals, and broadening their professional networks beyond Grinnell.
A native Iowan, Megan hails from Charles City, a small town similar to the size of Grinnell. Following a year abroad in Malaysia as a Fulbright English teaching assistant, she first came to the Grinnell College community as a residence life coordinator (RLC). Before returning to Grinnell as the Center’s internship coordinator in 2011, she served as a professional life coach; a mental health counselor; and as the executive director of the United Way of Jasper County. Megan holds degrees from Loras College (BA in psychology and sociology) and Ball State University (MA in counseling psychology).
Megan enjoys family time by playing at local parks and taking walks with her two young sons and their dog, Chloe. She also likes to read, sing, laugh, and make collages in her free time.