East Africa Program Officer
Meg joins The Women’s Bakery team with a background in non-profit fundraising and public health. She is passionate about health and women’s education and economic empowerment as a means to create opportunity.
After graduating from St. Lawrence University in 2010 with a degree in Environmental Studies and African Studies, Meg spent two years working as the Assistant Director of Annual Fund and Alumnae Relations at the Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut. There, she helped champion fundraising efforts to support the school’s mission and commitment to women’s education.
In 2012, Meg pursued her Master’s at the School of Public Health at Boston University. She took a year off to work as a Program Coordinator for the Initiative to End Childhood Malnutrition in Uganda. This project was a collaborative initiative between Nyakibale Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Global Hunger Initiative to provide malnutrition prevention and treatment services to the Rukungiri District, Uganda. While there, Meg helped to decentralize a foreign-funded program to Ugandan health centers by organizing local trainings, providing technical assistance and local support, and securing a supply chain of high energy milk and food for the health center. Her experience in Uganda was pivotal to her career, fueling Meg’s commitment to address the underlying and systematic issues that lead to high rates of malnutrition and other preventable illnesses in developing countries.
After returning from Uganda, Meg finished her Master’s and completed a fellowship with Global Health Corps in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In her fellowship, Meg worked as a Program Manager for Vecna Cares, the non-profit arm of a for-profit technology company, to provide health information technology to low resource settings. After helping to grow and scale projects in Nigeria and Kenya, Meg now takes a special interest in business operations. Meg is excited to blend her expertise and experience into her work as East African Program Office with The Women’s Bakery.