Megan Degeneffe (SF2011)

Placement: Power & Utilities Commission – Water Enterprise

What I Worked On: My two major projects were (1) research, drafting and outreach for a state-mandated Water Efficient Irrigation Ordinance, and (2) marketing and expanding the reach of the water conservation educational programming..

Hometown: Neenah, Wisc.

School: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Fields of Study: B.S., Philosophy, Political Science, and History with a concentration in Modern Worlds ; Certificate in African Studies

Selected Honors: University of Wisconsin- Madison: Dean’s List, Honors in the Liberal Arts, Graduated with Distinction, Alumni Study Abroad Scholarship Award, National AP Scholar with Distinction.

Selected Activities and Community Involvement: High School Policy Debate Judge, Conversational English Tutor for UW-Madison Greater University Tutoring Service, Legal Information Center Volunteer Staff, Intern for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, Under-Secretary General for the Wisconsin High School Model United Nations Conference, Volunteer with Teens Tackling Cancer, Race for the Cure and Give Kids the World.

Prior Work Experience: Manager, Women’s Fitness Center (Madison, WI), Policy Analyst, Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (Madison, WI).

Why San Francisco is important to me: San Francisco is an important place to me because I’ve seen the influence that the open political and social culture can have on a person- my father lived in San Francisco for years after college. Growing up in northern Wisconsin, I have always had a somewhat romantic view of living in northern California and wanted to experience it for myself.

Something unique about me: I did policy debate throughout middle and high school and judged debate during college. I hope to get involved in the Bay Area Urban Debate League, a branch of a nation-wide project to get strong debate programs in under-funded public schools, while in San Francisco.

What I’m doing now:  I’m a law student at Georgetown University.

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