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Megan serves as an advisor within the Occupational Support Program at GRCC. Her role focuses on advocating and supporting students in all facets of their GRCC experience, from orientation, program selection, academic success to securing a job. Megan is here to help students thrive in programs and guide them towards high-skill and high-wage careers. 

Megan has expertise working with students on navigating resources, student success skills, and career development. Before joining GRCC, she worked at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Florida State University, Washtenaw Community College, and Tallahassee Community College. Megan has facilitated award-winning workshops, keynotes, and programs for students, employers, and staff focused on career and social identity development. 

Megan is a published scholar, co-writing with Dr. Ryan Miller a manuscript titled Examining the STEM Climate for Queer Students with Disabilities, which focuses on the exploration of the higher education experiences of students with multiple marginalized identities and presents ways that faculty and staff may seek to improve the classroom and overall campus environment for students. 

She began her education at Washtenaw Community College and worked full-time in food and customer service roles. Megan graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science from Florida State University in Higher Education Administration. 

Megan is originally from Ann Arbor and spends her free time reading, engaging in community activism, and cheering on her favorite sports teams. 

Megan Downey
Advisor/Assistant Professor
(616) 234-3563
RJF 1st Floor