Meagan developed an abiding love for movements that build fair, cooperative economies while working at Cooperative Federal, a community credit union in Syracuse. She is responsible for program sustainability, grants management and outreach at Coop Fed, where she has worked since 2005. Meagan decided to serve on SRFC's board because she thinks that strengthening and scaling authentic community-owned, economically and environmentally responsible businesses is critical work. (As if that isn't reason enough, the meetings usually have snacks.) She volunteers for the advisory council of Eat to Live Food Cooperative, and delights in being an active member of her community garden. Raised in New Britain, CT, Meagan earned a BA in Women & Gender Studies and English from Syracuse University in 2005. She lives in the Westcott neighborhood with her husband, cat, and housemates.