Megan was raised in rural, north central Iowa, but from a young age knew she had a passion for science and, in particular, the world of water. She attended Texas A&M University at Galveston and received a B.S. in Marin Biology. She graduated with a M.S. in Fisheries Biology from Iowa State University. Her thesis research was focused on the role of aquatic vegetation in Iowa Lakes.
During graduate school Megan spent two year traveling the state collecting and analyzing samples of macrophytes, juvenile centrarchids, and water chemistry. In addition to teaching college level courses, Megan is a licensed middle school and high school educator. She has spent the past several years in the classroom spreading her enthusiasm of science to the future scientists of the world.
In her free time, Megan enjoys bicycling, gardening, reading good books, dabbling in technology, and enjoying family and friends. When the opportunity arises, she likes to travel – especially to warm coastal waters.