Megan Porath

Megan Porath

Student Assistant, Federal Grants

Megan Porath


Megan is a current master's of social work student at Wayne State University living in Detroit. Prior to her entry into the field of social work, she had a variety of professional experiences in financial services, nonprofit financial counseling, housing, literacy coaching, teaching, and information technology. In all her roles, she has been committed to advocating for and empowering underserved and marginalized people from many backgrounds. Her focus within the master's program’s Innovation in Community, Policy and Leadership track is to explore the intersections of agricultural policies and practices, food accessibility, and community behavioral health engagement.


Megan is part of the Federal Grants team at the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. She primarily assists with qualitative data analysis, dissemination and manuscript development. She also is engaged in policy analysis regarding how local and federal laws complicate and/or conflict with harm reduction efforts.

Degrees and Certifications

  •  B.A., English, Michigan Technological University



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