Megan Carroll works at the United Nations. Previously, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow. Her work has taken her to five continents, notably to South Sudan and Sudan where she led the United Nations Development Program’s Democracy and Participation portfolio; served as Acting Director of The Carter Center’s Democracy and Conflict Resolution Programs; and Democracy and Governance Advisor to USAID/South Sudan, at a critical juncture when the mission transitioned from a U.S. Consulate to Embassy in a newly-independent nation.
Throughout her work, Megan has developed and maintained relationships with host government representatives, international and national NGOs, civil society, and donors. Earlier in her career, she managed Harvard University’s Scholars at Risk Program and taught in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Megan holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College. After graduate school, she spent a year as a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University. She is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, and Truman National Security Fellow.