As Asia Regional Director, Megan collaborates closely with READ Country Offices on operations, program design and fundraising. Having worked in the development field for more than 15 years, Megan is a passionate advocate for libraries as agents for sustainable, local development. Prior to joining READ, Megan served as the director of the Bibliomist program, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative implemented by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) to revitalize Ukraine’s public library system. She also worked at at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) managing community development, democracy building and minority empowerment programs. Megan received her BA in international relations from Michigan State University and her MA in public policy from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.