Chicago — Starting this month, Megan Miller of the Chicago Sun-Times will assume the role of Midtown Educational Foundation Auxiliary Board Co-Chair. She joins Al Carter of Walgreens to lead the nearly 60 young professionals who comprise the board as they aim to promote MEF in their networks and serve the organization through three main goals: volunteer recruitment, volunteer retention and fundraising.
Megan is the Editor of Branded Content at STM Custom Studios, the creative agency of the Chicago Sun-Times. Her deep interest in custom media stems from a desire to combine the strengths of good journalism with the newest trends in media strategy. Megan has an MS in Journalism from the Medill School at Northwestern University and a BA in Catholic Studies and Journalism at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.
She enjoys yellow labs, the Great Lakes, kids (especially of the Midtown-Metro variety), craft beer, all things Minnesota, and telling stories through the lens of a camera. She thrives off of challenges, setting new goals, and coming up with creative solutions for just about any dilemma.
Reflecting on her time as a volunteer advising middle school girls at Metro Achievement Center, she comments, "Within my first week of moving to Chicago, I'd been introduced to a number of people involved with MEF. I knew right away that it was an organization I wanted to become more involved with when the timing was right. As soon as I finished my grad program and had a more predictable schedule, I reached out to start volunteering - there isn't a better spent two hour block of time all week long, than spending it with my Metro advisees."