Megan is a doctoral candidate in the Geography Graduate Group. Her research focuses on collaborative management of U.S. National Parks. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Planning from Sonoma State University and M.S. in Community Development from UC Davis. Megan's master’s work focused on the role of a Federal Advisory Committee (FAC) in enhancing local community participation in park management decisions at Point Reyes National Seashore. In her dissertation, she continues to conduct more case studies of FACs in national park units to further explore factors associated with successful collaborative management.