Program Officer, Nuclear Security Initiative
Megan Garcia is a Program Officer for the Nuclear Security Initiative, where she manages a portfolio of grants aimed at increasing nuclear security. Before joining the Hewlett Foundation in 2010, she worked as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, where she was responsible for a portfolio of issues that included national security, foreign affairs, international trade, and homeland security. While working for Congresswoman Schakowsky she became an expert on private security contracting and civilian-military engagement. She has also worked as a policy fellow for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown during his time in the House of Representatives, as a consultant to USAID’s Office of Military Affairs, and for Public Citizen California.
Megan holds a master’s in public policy with a focus on international policy and national security from the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree in American History and Literature from Harvard University.