Policy Manager, J-PAL Global
Megan Morris is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Global where she manages the Gender sector. Megan synthesizes lessons from the global evidence base on gender equity and women and girls' empowerment, and works with NGOs, foundations, and policymakers to develop research partnerships and support evidence-informed policymaking. She also supports J-PAL's efforts to grow and diversify it's researcher network and J-PAL's Latin America and the Caribbean office.
Prior to joining J-PAL in 2021, she worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Texas at Austin on a number of projects including emergency cash transfers and the importance of narratives in policymaking in rural contexts. Megan also managed a small non-profit working on women’s empowerment in Peru, and previously as a policy analyst in Washington State. Megan holds a Masters of Global Policy Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Seattle University.