After graduating college, Megan joined VFA as the assistant to the CEO and mostly worked on fundraising tasks, but eventually took over bigger projects including running VFA’s blog and handling media inquiries. As VFA grew, Megan’s responsibilities followed suit and she became VFA’s one-person marketing team. She's since helped expand the marketing team and jokes that she had her own VFA fellowship doing so.
To ensure that potential applicants understand what VFA does and get excited about joining, Megan typically spends her day writing new copy for the website, drafting emails to potential applicants, and corresponding with fellows in order to accurately tell their stories. In addition to managing her own team, Megan also collaborates with various other VFA teams to ensure that they’re able to thoroughly promote VFA to their respective audiences.
“It’s important that we’re not only finding people that are interested in VFA, but finding the right people who are actually going to be able to go out and do the work that we’re setting out to do.”
“We make sure that we’re telling the real, genuine stories of what fellows are doing to get people excited, but also because they deserve to be recognized—they're doing some really cool things out there.”