Megan has a passion for helping under-served communities, and she strongly believes that good data is an important part of that equation. She brings over five years of experience in research and evaluation; in her time with Cathexis, Megan has been involved in over 15 evaluations including small scale evaluations for non-profits (e.g., Green Thumbs, Regesh Family and Child Services, Food4Kids Ontario) and large-scale projects for the provincial government ministries and agencies.
Megan holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Science in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was fascinated to learn about the use of randomized control trials for evaluating international development interventions, which first piqued her interest in evaluation and data-driven programming. To that end, Megan went on to work in monitoring and evaluation in India with the Aga Khan Foundation as a Youth Fellow.
Megan currently volunteers with Out of the Cold in Toronto, and also serves as a Unit Guider for a Brownie unit. Her previous experience volunteering with Casey House in Toronto, as well as the Naz Foundation in New Delhi, left her with a passion for health equity policy and programming.
- Evaluation coaching for non-profits to build capacity
- Data collection with diverse populations, including children and youth
- Qualitative analysis
Areas of focus
- Evidence-driven decision-making
- Creative evaluation approaches for small non-profits
- Social services (health, housing, youth programming)