Megan Besecker is a Master of Public Policy student at USC. A former teacher, Megan’s research interests center on education policy. She especially enjoys the creativity involved in data visualization, and as a future policy analyst, she is motivated to learn how data can lead to actionable and equitable change.
Most recently, Megan worked for the Independent Analysis Unit of the L.A. Unified School District, where she authored a report on disparity in STEM course availability and course enrollment. She came to USC by way of Houston, TX, where she taught high school physics for five years. During that time, she also established an AP Physics program, coached the J.V. Girls Soccer Team, and managed an after-school wilderness education program called The Woods Project, which enabled her to travel with 10 students every summer to places like Yosemite National Park. In her spare time, Megan enjoys taking her dog on hikes, photography, and being outside.