Before becoming a historian, Megan managed contemporary art galleries in New York City. There she was introduced to Soviet history through the eyes of Russian artists. Megan is currently a doctoral candidate in the History Department at Harvard University. She is a specialist in the history of Modern Russia and Eastern Europe. Her dissertation (in progress) is titled: “Taming the Dnipro Rapids: Nature, National Geography, and Hydro-Engineering in Soviet Ukraine, 1927-1972.” Megan has a master's degree from Harvard and another from Columbia University in "Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies”. As an undergraduate at Amherst College, she majored in Neuroscience. Although she moved from Science to History via Art, Megan remains fascinated by all three fields and especially by the connections between them.
Megan has over two years of private tutoring experience. She has worked with students from 5th through 11th grade on a wide range of subjects including US History, AP Chemistry, and general time management. Megan has also served as the teaching assistant for undergraduate courses at both Harvard and Columbia. Regardless of the subject matter, Megan is a patient and enthusiastic academic coach who pays careful attention to the learning style of each student.
Megan loves to read books and write history but can’t sit still for too long before needing to stretch her legs. Most days she runs along the Charles River - in the rain or snow or muggy summer heat - but loves to get her feet on a hilly dirt trail whenever she can.