Megan Carroll is from San Diego, CA. She works in the United Nations Department of Political and Peace-building Affairs’ Guidance and Learning Unit. Previously, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow. Prior to this, she led UNDP’s Democracy and Participation portfolio in South Sudan. She has also served as Acting Director of The Carter Center’s Democracy and Conflict Resolution Programs in South Sudan and Sudan; Democracy and Governance Advisor to USAID; and an international observer for South Sudan’s referendum on independence. She has work experience on five continents, including managing Harvard University’s Scholars at Risk Program and teaching in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. She holds an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College. She is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, and Truman National Security Fellow.