Megan Cogburn is a MA/PhD candidate in medical anthropology at the University of Florida (UF), specializing in the areas of maternal health governance, gender, and development in East Africa. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College, and worked for two years as a program manager for a NGO based in northern Tanzania. Her focus was in public health and education projects within Maasai communities, and she helped start a sexual and reproductive health education pilot program for high school girls. Megan founded her own NGO in 2012, and continues her involvement with her NGO work while pursuing her graduate studies at UF. Megan is the recipient of two academic Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships in Swahili, and is a student editor for the African Studies Quarterly run out of the vibrant community at UF's Center for African Studies.