Megan has focused her career on the intersection of technology and social development. She is a leader in developing programs focused on human and planetary health with extensive experience building and directing complex technical projects in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare, agriculture, and conservation fields. In her career she has developed innovative technology for emerging markets and with a goal toward maximizing global impact. As the Vice President of WGHA, Megan brings a strong background in developing global relationships with NGOs, Industry, Government, Academia, and Multilateral organizations to deliver sustainable and positive social impact.
Prior to WGHA, Megan was a Portfolio Director for Global Good, a special collaboration between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures. While at Global Good, Megan directed a portfolio of technology development projects that included leading a team to develop a first-in-class model of the US Electrical Grid, a remotely deployable lung ultrasound system, super-donor assay, and a suite of initiatives geared toward supporting a circular economy. Additionally, she led Global Good’s collaborative efforts with multiple UN agencies to rapidly develop and deploy new products into developed and emerging markets.
Megan earned her master’s degree in Climate and Renewable Energy from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and subsequently managed two university technology centers aimed at developing food and fuel from photosynthetic sources and instructing a new generation of clean technology scientists and policy makers. Additionally, she has managed two separate research labs: a BSL3+ facility with a vivarium focused on kidney organogenesis; and a BSL 2 facility focused on indoor and outdoor algae cultivation for biofuel and food. She is passionate about creating positive social impact on a global scale.