Though she grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Meghan often says her true home is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she spent most childhood weekends taking art classes and exploring the Asia and Middle East galleries. It was there that she developed a deep love of world history and material culture that ultimately led to her BA in Art History and International Affairs, with a concentration on Asia, from the George Washington University. After completing her undergraduate work, Meghan graduated with highest distinction from an MA in Buddhist Art: History and Conservation from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. There she utilized her background in International Affairs to research the politics of Buddhist heritage conservation in Myanmar. She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
While in London, Meghan co-curated the exhibition Envisioning Myanmar for the World at the SOAS University of London Lady David Gallery. She has worked in a wide variety of roles within the cultural heritage sphere, from designing educational programs and writing audio tour scripts at the James A. Michener Art Museum, to tracing and analyzing instances of conflict-related cultural heritage destruction with the Smithsonian’s Conflict Culture Network. She is eager to share her passion for history, the arts, and academic writing with motivated and curious students. Having been accepted to three higher-education degrees and numerous study abroad programs, and as the recipient of various scholarships and grants, Meghan also has extensive experience with application writing that she brings to her work with Cambridge Coaching.
When she isn’t studying in and admiring one of Oxford’s scenic libraries, Meghan can be found baking sweet treats and trying to recreate favorite recipes from her international travels. Since moving to Oxford, Meghan has also joined the university’s dance crew where she learns and performs hip hop, Latin, and street styles.