Megan is currently a second year MSW student at the University of Toronto. She completed her B.Sc at Trent University in Biology and Psychology and has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field working for organizations including the Canadian Mental Health Association. Additionally, through her experience within the mental health field she has witnessed the struggles of homelessness, victimization, and oppression as well as the resilience and passion of communities coming together in support of its members.
Her past positions were in community based organizations and government organizations doing case management such as Ontario Works, as well as volunteering at Victim Services, Kinark, and COPE Mental Health. During her first interview as a Research Assistant for Dr. Sharpe she was immediately captivated by her warmth, passion and expertise in the field of homicide violence. Through their work she has a firm understanding of the importance of culturally responsive practices and how critical it is to provide equitable resources and opportunities for both people experiencing homicide violence and scholars.