Megan’s interest in world cultures and social justice has been lifelong. That, along with the beauty of North Carolina, is what attracted her to Guilford.
“My family was very dedicated to social justice, and my interest in Latin America came because my family lived in Central America during the 80s working for Habitat for Humanity,” she explains. “We're also involved with social justice and peace movements in the United States. So even though we weren’t Quaker a lot of the values aligned.”
Megan’s father was also drawn to Quaker values and took a keen interest in Guilford. He became Quaker during her time at the College, she says, and still is today.
[It's a family affair! Read an article about Megan's husband, Ampofo Darko '04, a Chemistry professor who she met at Guilford.]
During her undergraduate studies, Megan began dating Ampofo Darko '04, a Ghanian and fellow Guilford student studying Chemistry. Megan already had an interest in Ghana and planned to study abroad there. She met Ampofo’s family during her studies in Africa. Now married with children, the pair share a love of academia and helping others.
Megan’s advice to Guilford students with a similar passion is to apply their passion to their career — but don’t force their major to fit their passion.
“You don't have to be a teacher or social worker to make a difference in the world,” she says. “Figure out what skills you have, what you’re good at, and I guarantee you can find a career that combines those abilities with a cause you’re passionate about.”
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