Megan is a public archaeologist and historian whose research addresses heritage politics and policies for preserving maritime material culture. She is currently researching West African maritime archaeology. Megan holds an M.A. in Public History from Duquesne University (2020), where her research in conservation and historic preservation earned the 2020 Duquesne University Award for Excellence in Graduate History. Over the past four years, she has worked in preservation and archaeological conservation with Archeonauta, Pfaffmann + Associates, Centro di Conservazione Archaeologica, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. A lifelong swimmer, she was a 2018 NCAA DIII Scholar All-American and is a PADI-certified SCUBA diver.