Megan is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies the policies and programs that governments enact to further immigrant integration. She’s interested in why governments adopt these programs, and what their effects are.
Prior to starting her PhD in Austin, Megan completed her Masters of Arts in Political Science at UBC. While there, she worked with the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions on a number of projects furthering democratic engagement in Canada. She was a facilitator for the Institute of Future Legislators, and helped with CSDI’s research on electoral reform.
In 2019, Megan helped bring the Institute for Future Legislators to Toronto. She worked as the Program Coordinator for Ryerson University, running Ryerson’s inaugural Institute for Future Legislators at Ryerson class. In 2020, she helped transition this program online, running a series of practitioner webinars.
Besides her academic and engagement work, Megan enjoys hiking, and hanging out with her cat, Tomatillo.
Twitter handle: @diasmega8