Megan is a recent graduate from San Francisco State University. There she achieved a B.A. in International Relations and Middle East and Islam Studies with a Summa Cum Laude distinction. Originally from Orange County, California, Megan has a goal of continuing her academic career by pursuing a PhD in the field of International Relations with an emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa. She hopes to one day advise policy makers on Middle East affairs. This summer, Megan is focusing on updating the HANDS’ website, writing eNewsletters, maintaining social media outlets, and drafting grant proposals.