Megan is a writer and academic program developer who currently serves as Program Development Associate for the Lay Mission Project, and as Assistant Director for Programs at the Berkeley Institute.
After receiving her BA English with a minor in Italian from the University of Notre Dame (’05), Megan took a job with the World Youth Alliance (NYC), an international NGO with consultative status at the United Nations. In 2007, she relocated to Rome, Italy, where she wrote and edited for an international news correspondent. She then moved on to the United Kingdom to pursue her Masters of Studies in English at Oxford University (’08), focusing her thesis on the relationship between literature and politics. During her course of study, Megan also began working with a consultant on Middle Eastern Affairs.
Since 2007, Megan has researched and written for various officials and ministries in the Sultanate of Oman. As part of an international research team, she has contributed to three academic texts on Omani culture and diplomacy, three documentary films for international TV, a museum catalog for the Parisian exhibition Oman et la mer, a commemorative book about Oman’s new goodwill sailing ship, and a semi-fictional account of the 2010 voyage of a 9th-century reconstruction ship.
In 2014, Megan was awarded her MA Philosophy and MA Theology by the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley, CA), where she focused on ethics and aesthetics in the Thomistic tradition. Currently, she is compiling and editing an anthology on feminine spirituality in the early 20th century.
This fall, Megan will begin PhD studies in Philosophy at the University of Dallas.