Volunteer Manager, The Field Museum
Megan moved to Chicago in 2008 to pursue a Master's degree in Museum Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, she works as the Volunteer Manager at The Field Museum. She helps recruit, place, and train over 600 volunteers who come to the Museum each month to contribute their time and expertise to various departments. When she isn't working one-on-one with volunteers and supervisors, she is planning events to recognize staff members throughout the year. Megan has worked in the non-profit world for several years and is happy to be working for an organization like the Field Museum that focuses on sustainability and conservation. Megan is also an active member of The Field Museum's Edible Garden team that cares for eight raised beds, filled with veggies and herbs, throughout the season. She lives in Lakeview and is an avid concert-goer, cocktail connoisseur and a self-proclaimed "plant lady."
What inspired you to get involved with Green City Market?
I've been a big fan of the market ever since I moved to Chicago. I grew up in Florida where farmer's markets are not as prevalent as they are in the Midwest. I love trying new produce and learning about local farms. I am excited to be more involved in the programs, outreach, and events through GCM.
What’s the most delicious thing you’ve ever purchased from the GCM?
Michigan blueberries on my first trip to the market. It's what kept me coming back all year round waiting for those berries to return!
What’s your favorite Jr. Board event?
A (Mostly) Veggie Affair is my favorite event so far because you get to try unique takes on vegetarian food. I tried things I wouldn't typically eat or cook for myself.