Megan Caldwell, Indiana University Class of 2012, is a recipient of the Health for America Fellowship. As part of a team of four Fellows, Megan was chosen from a national pool of applicants that included alumni of Brown, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Cornell, MIT, and dozens of other universities across the country.
Megan was selected based on her experience as a health policy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and her demonstrated initiative, leadership, and altruism in the non-profit sector.
While at Indiana, Megan majored in Policy Analysis and Near Eastern Language and Culture. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with Honors Notation and authored a thesis on Conflict and Underdevelopment in the Third World with Dr. Sameeksha Desai. Megan studied Arabic for five semesters at both Indiana and The George Washington University.
Megan’s leadership in extracurricular activities at Indiana also contributed to her post-graduate success. She was President of the Student Alumni Association, in which she led a 36-member student committee that facilitated programming for over 2,000 members. She interned with the Department of Homeland Security in the summer of 2010, and worked as a state office intern for Senator Dianne Feinstein during the summer of 2009.
Up until the start of the Fellowship, Megan worked as a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, which gave her the opportunity to mediate and implement mergers, analyze legislation and regulations, and identify ways for clients to lead health reform efforts.
Megan has also shown significant leadership in her work for Ladies America, a national network that aims to connect women personally and professionally. She serves on the Board of Advisors, where she has helped make communication, program development, and implementation more efficient. Megan provides direct assistance to the Founder, CEO, and National Committee on matters of process and strategy.
As a Health for America Fellow, Megan has the opportunity to conceptualize and actualize health technology solutions. The three Fellows working as Megan’s teammates are millennials Nick Azpiroz, Ellen Kourakos, and Sandra Hwang.