Development Policy Intern
Megan Nestor spent close to a decade working with non-profit organizations that combat systemic inequities facing low-income students of color. Most recently, she served as Program Director of The Opportunity Network, an organization that helps historically underrepresented students prepare for college and careers. During that time, Megan was also an avid volunteer for the Appalachian Mountain Club's Youth Opportunities Program, which works to introduce urban youth to outdoor adventures. Megan is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School.
List of Projects Worked On:
While an intern in the Development Office, Megan has supported grant proposals on topics ranging from building a new playground in Palmer Park, to the Grow Detroit Young Talent program, to lead remediation. She also provides support in the form of data and policy research for the team as needed.
Why I Chose Detroit:
I grew up in Metro Detroit, and after spending almost ten years in New York City, I felt more than ready to dedicate my energy and skills to my home and the city I grew up closest to. It’s exciting to be around so much innovation and passion, and I’m proud to contribute whatever I can to this special place.
I’m looking forward to continuing my studies next year at the Ford School, and hope to continue work on supporting cities and urban revitalization after graduation – maybe even returning to Detroit!