Meagan is a first-generation graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies. Through her experiences growing up near lakes with water quality problems due to agricultural runoff, she developed a passion for the environment. After conducting her senior thesis on equity and representation in California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) she discovered her passion for environmental justice and research. During her gap year, she worked for The Nature Conservancy and UCSB professor Dr. Debra Perrone, continuing her work in environmental justice with a focus on geospatial spatial analysis. She also interned for the City of Santa Barbara Sustainability & Resilience department developing an interactive dashboard for their webpage. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Environmental Data Science from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Her passions lie in water resources management, geospatial analysis, and environmental justice. With new skills from her Environmental Data Science degree, she will conduct research that benefits underserved communities.