Meaghan’s primary work focuses on bringing together diverse interests in British Columbia and Canada to ensure the protection and resilience of ocean ecosystems and coastal communities.
Previously, she was at Conservation International, where she evaluated community-based conservation and economic development projects in the Philippines and Indonesia. Meaghan also taught middle school environmental education in Missouri, Indiana and North Carolina, the latter through a fellowship with the National Science Foundation. She facilitated the marine conservation funder working group in the Biodiversity Funders Group. Meaghan also served on the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy’s San Francisco Bay Area steering committee and as board secretary for both Environment Funders Canada and the Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Meaghan was born and raised in rural southern Illinois. She received her B.S. in environmental science and psychology from the University of Notre Dame, certificate of international population and reproductive health from the University of Michigan and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University. She also received her M.B.A. in community economic development from Cape Breton University.
Marine Conservation Initiative