Megan attended the University of Wyoming, where she earned degrees in business economics and political science, and was selected as the University’s top graduating female. She served as student body president and captained the University rugby team. She went on to earn her master’s degree in economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, with her thesis focusing on the elasticity of demand between coal and natural gas use. During her time in China, Megan developed a deeper appreciation for America’s constitutional government and the freedoms we enjoy. She has since lived in Gillette, Cheyenne and Laramie.
Megan served as the Chief Policy Officer at the Wyoming Department of Education under Superintendent Jillian Balow. She oversaw multiple divisions, including standards & assessment, accountability, and the Hathaway scholarship, as well as a $30MM budget and 25-person staff. During this time, Megan made meaningful budget reductions, consolidated staff and updated the state’s statutory educational “basket of goods” for the first time in 20 years.
Megan is a lifelong volunteer in her community. She currently serves as vice chair of Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom, which creates a free curriculum focused on Wyoming’s top industries for grades 2-5. She serves on the Wyoming Taxpayer’s Association Board, and was a previous chairman of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation, which focuses on economic self-sufficiency for women in Wyoming. Megan is also a very active outdoorswoman, and gives back through the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt and co-hosting women’s introductory trap shooting events. She is an active member of St. Paul’s Newman Center Catholic Church and is a volunteer coach for the University of Wyoming women’s rugby team. As a lifelong Republican, Megan has served as local precinct committeewoman and worked on various high level political campaigns.