Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Megan is a first-year Master of Public Administration candidate and the Graduate Assistant for the School of Public and International Affairs. She has experience working in local and state governments, private corporations, and with nonprofit organizations. Her interests include studying the intersection between public and private entities and finding how successful collaboration between the sectors is possible. Megan is involved with the Junior League, United Way, and Girl Scouts. She currently holds the position of Development & Marketing Committee Chairwoman for New Life Village in Tampa, Florida. She is also an alumni of the City of Tampa Mayor’s Neighborhood University and a former Mentor in the Tampa Bay Chamber’s Collegiate Mentor Program. She has previously had the honor of serving as an Ambassador for the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Megan was also selected to be the first Inclusion Committee Chair for Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay in 2017. She served as a Camp CEO Mentor for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and has been a guest lecturer for the Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship (STRIVE) program at Hillsborough Community College.

Education

Bachelor of Arts | University of South Florida | 2009 | Political Science
Professional Certificate | University of South Florida | 2020 | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

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Relevant Work Experience

Megan has previously worked for the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, the State of Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program, corporate law firms, and has founded her own wellness business, Calidora Living.

Of Note

Finalist, Tampa Bay Chamber’s Deanne Dewey Roberts Emerging Leader Award
Finalist, South Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Of The Year Award

Research Interests

Local Government
Nonprofits
Corporate Social Responsibility
Public Private Partnerships
Public Funding
Community Foundations