Megan Petersen joined the TRIO/Student Support Services team in 2021. She served as DCTC’s TRIO Tutor until January 2023, when she became a TRIO/SSS Advisor. As a tutor and advisor, Megan has enjoyed engaging with the community of students, faculty, and staff at DCTC. She is proud to contribute to the college’s mission to create a transformational education for every student. She also serves as a co-advisor for DCTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter.
Megan completed her undergraduate studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California, where she was editor-in-chief of the college's newspaper, a tutor at its Writing Center, and a student of law, writing, Arabic, and German. Megan graduated cum laude from Scripps in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies. Prior to arriving at DCTC, Megan has applied her experience in law, writing, and education across multiple industries, including journalism, law, government, and non-profit work.
Outside work, Megan enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new food, crafting, falling down Wikipedia rabbit holes, and trying/failing at video games. She can frequently be found hanging out at home with her husband, Jeff.