Megan’s love for the written word began at an early age; she was so shy she wouldn’t speak to anyone (no, not even her teacher) when she began kindergarten, but writing provided her an outlet to create and explore. She received a Kentucky Young Authors’ Award during her elementary years, and decided this just might be something worth continuing. Megan graduated Magma Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology from Beloit College, a private, liberal arts school included in the Colleges That Change Lives Consortium. She fell in love with the concept of qualitative research, spent a semester in Spain, and learned to adjust to Wisconsin winters. After graduation, she served a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA, facilitating community-based literacy tutoring initiatives in Title One elementary schools. Megan received her Ed.S in School Psychology in 2014 (The University of Tennessee – Chattanooga), and has been a practicing school psychologist since. She is passionate about hiking, rescue pups, and working through her ever-growing list of books to read. She is a freelance writer in her spare time.
Megan’s admissions essay was a tribute to the house her mother grew up in, an exploration of the concepts of home, community, and identity. Nine children, numerous pets, fifty years… and no key to the front door.