Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Senior Program Officer
Americas, Asia, Timor Leste, Cambodia, Mexico, Brazil, Education, Leadership, Youth

Megan Smith serves as Senior Program Officer for the Community Solutions Program.

In this role, Megan works closely with U.S. Department of State to deliver a transformative, leadership development experience for mid-career professionals in community development from around the world.

With more than 12 years of management experience in educational and professional leadership programs, Megan builds strong teams of staff and partners to provide meaningful exchange program experiences. Before joining IREX in April 2015, Megan was Deputy Country Director for Caring for Cambodia, an educational organization in Cambodia, designing and delivering student programming and teacher training for government schools.

Before joining IREX, Megan served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Laclubar, Timor-Leste where she collaborated with local health workers to develop health education strategies and techniques and worked with a local social enterprise to develop a sustainable business model.

Megan holds an MA in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in history from Rice University.