Megan originally thought she wanted to be an interior designer. Then, she switched to studying Spanish, taught ESL in Argentina, and worked at an early childhood education non-profit, before heading off to New York to obtain her Master’s in Social Work. It was there that Megan began working with trafficking survivors and asylum-seekers, and she discovered a passion for human rights that eventually led her to Heartland Alliance.
What Megan Does
Director of the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking Consortium
Megan’s job is to coordinate the case management services that Heartland Alliance provides to survivors of human trafficking in 14 states and Puerto Rico. When a survivor is identified, a trained individual will meet him or her, assess her needs, and figure out what services and support can be offered to help her meet her goals—whether that’s finding housing or finding a job. Megan also helps Heartland Alliance stay plugged in to a network of anti-trafficking resources and activities nationwide.
“Whether you’re a social worker, an attorney, a healthcare provider or if you have a public policy background—if you really want to dedicate your life to helping people rebuild their lives, and focus on strengths, this is the place to be.”
“Honestly, what I’m most excited about is discovering what’s going to be next. There’s always a new initiative responding to new needs, and you just never know what that’s going to be.”