Megan Forman has nearly a decade of professional experience in student community engaged learning. Born and raised in the Greater Philadelphia area, she earned her Bachelors degree from Saint Joseph's University and later a Masters in Higher Education from the Graduate School of Education at University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to arriving at Penn in 2010, she spent several years as a member of the Justice Education team at St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco where she directed the service-learning and internship programs and designed experiential learning opportunities for high school and college students. She also spent a year in Phoenix, Arizona where she lived in community as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and provided direct service at an emergency family homeless shelter.
Megan utilizes an ever-evolving array of skills to support students in their development of self, understanding of their identity and how this impacts their civic engagement. Through critical dialogue, workshops and casual chats over coffee, Megan helps students to find their voice in addressing injustice and challenging themselves to think differently about their approach to engaging in the world. At Civic House, Megan is the staff director of the Alternate Spring Break Program. She also oversees several of our large events such as the Annual Alvin Gutman lecture and Civic House's IGNITE Retreat for student leaders and supports various other education and programming initiatives.
Megan lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband, adorable toddler, Maggie, and crazy but lovable dog, Peanut.