Meaghan is presently pursuing a master’s in Social Work as well as a master’s in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Before attending graduate school, they taught 7th and 8th grade at a public school in San Diego County and later taught high school level courses in a residential facility for 11-17 year old students. Meaghan recently completed a summer fieldwork position as a mitigation intern at the Federal Defender Program where they worked alongside attorneys with the goal of reducing client sentences in federal cases. In addition to working as the CHRC graduate scholar, Meaghan is an elected member of the School of Social Work Student Organization Fieldwork /Curriculum Committee and a teacher assistant for an undergraduate women’s studies course. They are committed to equitable education, restorative practices in schools and the justice system, anti-oppression work, and the rights and treatment of queer and transgender youth.