Megan is the BSW field director and teaches social work courses in the Social Sciences Division of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Megan is passionate about social work, especially because of the profession’s breadth and social justice core. She loves to work with students to build practical skills and theoretical frameworks as well as deepen self-knowledge. In the classroom, Megan encourages students to bridge the divides of self and other, professional and personal, political and individual.
Megan worked as a social worker for over a decade in criminal defense and civil legal advocacy in New York City. At the Bronx Defenders and Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project, Megan supervised social work interns focusing on the intersections of mental health, incarceration, homelessness, adolescence and trauma. Megan taught social work advocacy and advised second year MSW students at the Columbia School of Social Work. She also worked in Monterrey, Mexico with the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Megan finds tremendous hope and community in policy and organizing efforts to shift the criminal justice system. For many years prior to moving to the Boston area, she was a core member of the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement and served on the New York State Prisoner Justice Network steering committee.
Megan holds a BA in cultural anthropology from Wesleyan University and an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.