Coordinator, Global Health Initiative
Meg started working for the Global Health Initiative at Ohio University in October of 2017. As a Program Coordinator for the Global Health Initiative, Meg supports students in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Heritage College of Medicine, as well as other OHIO and non-OHIO students who wish to participate in a Global Health experience through the university. Meg also works closely to support faculty who run Global Health programs in Cuba, Botswana, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Spain and Morocco, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In the summer of 2018, Meg traveled to Botswana and Peru in order to support the 1804 Grant - Global Health Learning Outcomes and Program Evaluation.
Prior to her work in Global Health, Meg held a variety of positions focusing on public health, education and international issues. Meg is a two-time graduate of Ohio University, graduating with her B.A. in Political Science in 2008, and her M.A. in African Studies in 2010. While Meg was a student at Ohio University, she traveled to Botswana to study the impact of HIV and AIDS, she interned in Kenya with the Kenya AIDS NGO Consortium and she studied Swahili in Tanzania as part of Fulbright’s Group Projects Aboard. Additionally, Meg studied abroad as a senior in high school as an exchange student in Poland where she was able to explore Europe by visiting UK, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.
On a personal note, Meg is the mother to two beautiful children, Apollo and Zippy, as well as her fur baby, a cat named Mars. In addition to traveling, Meg enjoys cooking, reading, learning new things and spending time with friends and family. If you get the chance, ask Meg about her scrumptious, vegan peanut stew recipe inspired by friends from Senegal.