Megan Sonier

Associate

Megan has a talent for developing solutions that make complex and technical information meaningful to diverse audiences. Her creativity allows her to design systems that are built around the clients’ goals, while at the same time, her love of data analysis drives her strategy for implementing and evaluating those systems.

Currently, her work includes managing a database that records all the investments—across 72 countries—of one of the world’s largest donor collaboratives that is working to achieve a major global health goal. She dives deep into analyzing this intricate data and transforms it to demonstrate impact to the collaborative’s partners.

Megan’s field experience has given her a unique perspective on how philanthropy can catalyze change around the world. Before joining Geneva Global, she completed a fellowship in sustainable development in Kenya. By observing, asking questions, and listening, she unlocked the potential of local change makers and helped them to scale their grassroots organizations. Megan’s work in East Africa sparked her interest in using business tools for social good. This led her back to her hometown in Pennsylvania, where she managed a 200 member community supported agriculture program. In addition to getting her hands dirty executing every step of the growing process, her time as an organic farmer highlighted her flexibility in the face of sudden change, innovation in problem solving, and ability to use metrics to inform decision making.

Megan graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in environmental studies. She also holds a certificate in graphic design from The New School, Parsons School of Design.

 

What brings you joy?

Watching a tiny seed that I planted turn into a watermelon, long summer hikes followed by ice cream cones, sleeping under the stars, baking pies for the people I love, and books that I can’t put down.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Every day I learn something new as I have the chance to work on projects across a wide range of sectors, with a diversity of partners, and requiring different skillsets. Of course, the Geneva Global team is incredible, too!

 

How many countries have you visited?

25

Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?

I believe that anyone can create change in his or her own community. I joined the Geneva Global team so that I could help connect emerging change makers to the individuals and institutions who can provide the funds to help them to make a difference in the world. I am so lucky to be able to help people realize their dreams, take action to achieve them, and make an impact.