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Megan is the Director of Policy Research at ICS. She oversees the Institute’s policy research agenda, leads written projects, and communicates with a range of stakeholders in the early childhood world. She also edits and writes for ICS’s blog. A policy researcher by training, Megan’s work focuses on early childhood policies; systems-based reform for the benefit of families; and a re-conceptualization of the role of extended family to improve child outcomes. Megan also supports ICS’s work on Pay for Success for early childhood.
Megan was previously the Policy Research Coordinator at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University and provided technical assistance to states through the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, a federally-funded TA center focus on improving outcomes for children from Birth to age 8.
Megan holds a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in social policy, from the Edward J. Bloustein school at Rutgers University. She graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut, majoring in sociology and politics. She lives in the New York City area with her husband and toddler.