Born and raised in white, middle class California suburbia, Megan has lived along the East Coast for the past 24 years. She graduated from Yale University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and went on to work in education for the next 11 years before moving to Baltimore in 2009. These days, Megan works as a data analyst for a variety of businesses, non-profit organizations, and volunteer projects. She is a co-founder of Open Justice Baltimore, a volunteer organization that develops open source data projects to increase transparency of the Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City officials. Like Rajani, Megan also received her Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University in 2011.
Megan’s public speaking experience includes lectures and panels around Baltimore highlighting whiteness within the anti-racist movement, police brutality, and corruption watchdog strategies. The Baltimore Uprising of 2015 had a profound impact upon Megan as she finally accepted the fact that in order to break down the oppressive power structures at play in American society, those in positions of power, including herself, must look within themselves and see how they each contribute to perpetuating those systems. Consequently, she actively reflects on her direct and indirect participation in the perpetuation of white supremacy and elitism, especially as a white, middle class, Atheist, Ivy-League educated woman working in the Black Lives Matter movement in Baltimore City.