Megan Masterson

It’s 9pm on a Saturday in Portland.  Where might we find you?

My Saturdays exist on a pretty extreme spectrum; you might find me trying a new wine bar in the neighborhood, or wearing a face mask on my couch, or shamelessly blasting The Cranberries on a dive bar jukebox.

What’s an interesting fact you’d like to share?

I have been really lucky when it comes to summer jobs - I’ve commercially fished for salmon in Bristol Bay, acted as a liaison to local artists at a small art gallery, and coordinated bear adventure tours in Alaska’s national parks!

Tell us about yourself:

In 2013, I graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in World Religions and Women’s Studies. Since graduating, I’ve primarily worked in higher education as I’ve moved from Quebec to Alaska to Massachusetts and - following a righteous cross country roadtrip - to Oregon.

For the past three years, I’ve been the Residency Officer at Portland State University which means that I work with students whose tuition could be subsidized by the State of Oregon. Although I often find myself in the position of delivering bad news, I appreciate that my job also allows for the opportunity to really advocate for students. Most recently, I proposed changes to make the statewide standards more equitable for immigrants living in Oregon. We passed the revisions and I’m feeling really proud to have been part of the first substantive changes to this policy in decades.

Otherwise, you’ll find me eating - making meals with pals, exploring new restaurants, or planning trips based entirely upon articles I’ve read in Bon Appetit.

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About Megan

Member Since: 2018

Role: MarCom Co-Chair and Board Member

Committee: Marketing & Communications

Favorite Quote:

If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair
— Shirley Chisholm