National Program Compliance Specialist

Megan Westfall

Megan joins the team of CareerWise USA as the National Program Compliance Specialist.  As a professional in education for over a decade, Megan became passionate about opportunities to provide holistic development opportunities to students as well as connection to organizations within different communities to help create some of these chances.  She joins the organization thrilled about the opportunity to transition her experience to CareerWise’s mission-based work, seeking to make bold bets and big change to positively impact our education system.
Before joining CareerWise, Megan worked in a variety of non-profit and education in roles ranging from Orientation Coordinator to Educational Administration to teacher.  She focused heavily on increasing access to high-quality educational experiences provided in an equitable way, particularly for students with specialized needs. She has an enthusiasm for linking students, families and community members to resources that support these endeavors.
Megan earned a BA in Political Science as well as Minors in French Language and Business Administration from Colorado State University-Fort Collins.  She also holds an MA in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Development from the University of Denver, and a certificate from the University of Colorado-Denver’s ASPIRE program focused on Teacher Preparation.  Raised in Alaska, Megan is grateful to explore the outdoors in her free time through running, biking, and hiking (especially in National Parks)!  She also enjoys traveling, preferring to take advice from the locals over strict tour itineraries, and delights in sampling different cuisines both made at-home and in restaurants.  She’s more recently become an avid podcast listener, and is always looking for suggestions.