Meghan is a community builder with a passion for media and education. She is responsible for expanding ONA’s local groups in cities around the world and connecting local digital journalism communities online and offline, providing in-person and virtual support and identifying, training and supporting group leaders.
Before joining ONA, Meghan worked as a community strategist at AARP, developing strategies to reach target audiences on social media and emergent platforms and to influence their perceptions of the brand. Previously, she was National Geographic’s first community manager, where she charted the organization’s community strategies and piloted a meet-up program for its photography community to connect members with each other and with expert talent.
Meghan holds a B.A. in journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She lives in Washington, D.C., where she also volunteers at a local English as a Second Language program and serves on an event planning committee for a women in technology group.