Megan grew up in a small town named Black Diamond, WA, nestled in the Cascade foothills near Mount Rainier. She developed a fondness for the outdoors early-on rafting rivers all around the Pacific Northwest with her family, climbing moss covered fruit trees in her front yard, and spending summers swimming in Puget Sound. She spent many of her childhood summers at a Girl Scouts of Western Washington camp on the Hood Canal named Camp Robbinswold. Through summer camp she fostered a love for the ocean and marine biology, mastered all kinds of boating – her favorite being sailing, and found a deep sense of self in the all female community Girl Scouting provides. She’s excited to help girls in Eagle County find their own sense of self and explore whatever passions spark their interest through Girls in Science.
In December of 2015, she graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education. Since then has worked in a variety of roles including camp counselor, lifeguard, wilderness trail crew monkey, National Park ranger, nordic center ski technician, raft guide, and at Patagonia as a sales supervisor. She joined Walking Mountains in May of 2017 as a Summer Educator and returned that fall in October of 2017 as an after school STEM instructor. Though her degree and eclectic resume mostly dwell in recreation and outdoor fields, she has always had a passion and interest for STEM since she was a little kid growing up with an aeronautical engineer for a father. She is proud to call herself a nerd!
When she’s not hiking, trail running, backpacking, paddle boarding, or dreaming about skiing, she loves earning junior ranger badges at national parks, checking out free bluegrass concerts in the area, and eating ice cream.