Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, I have witnessed firsthand those who were elated about the opportunity to attend college for a “fresh beginning” but were deflated at the thought of not being able to afford the basics for the transition.  This is still an ongoing issue for many students today, and I am driven to aid in filling the gap.

A graduate of Prairie View A&M University (BSME) and University of Houston (MBA), I am a certified Project Management Professional with a 20+ year career in Project and Program Management in the Telecom and Petroleum Technology industries.  As an Adjunct Professor in PVAMU’s College of Engineering, I introduce undergraduate students to the fundamentals of the Project Management Profession.  I am also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., currently serving in the Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter in Houston,



It was my mother’s dream for me to attend college and improve myself in ways that wasn’t available to her. So imagine our excitement when I was admitted to Dillard University of New Orleans on partial scholarship.   I remember thinking about all the things not covered by my scholarship and how will I acquire these items before the first day of class. Freshman Beginnings was created to fill this gap for students today. 

I continued my studies at Capital University and obtained my Master’s of Taxation.  Immediately after, I started my career in accounting at Amoco Company and shortly transitioned to the technical field with Columbia Gas, Enron and Computer Science Corporation.   I’m currently a Manager of Technology at BHP focused on enabling the business with innovated technical solutions.  

PMP, OCM, ITIL Foundations



As a graduate of a Historically Black College & University, Dillard University of New Orleans, I totally understand “need” as it relates to starting college as a product of a single-parent home. Financial Aid and scholarships could only supply so much. As someone who has benefited from a hand up, I am excited to serve as an Inaugural Board Member for Freshman Beginnings.

I started my professional career in Consumer Product Sales with Nabisco Biscuit Company. After 3 ½ years in consumer sales, I transitioned into what has become a 23-year career in the Medical & Pharmaceutical Sales industry with the following companies: Kimberly-Clark Corp., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Novo-Nordisk, Gilead Sciences & my current company United Therapeutics Corporation where I serve as a Market Development Director. I am an active Life Member of the Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc in New Orleans.  Over the past years, I have been active with the Chicago Chapter of the Dillard Alumni Association, where I served 2 terms as association President.



Being raised by her immigrant grandparents and mother, Meagan’s love for education is inspired by her family’s determination for obtaining the “American Dream”.

For her mother, the American Dream was to create a better life for Meagan and she did this by working full-time, while also going to school and making sure that Meagan had the necessities for a better life. Her mother’s hard work afforded Meagan the opportunity and tools to attend the college of her choice — University of Houston!

At UH, Meagan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Advertising, with a Minor in Spanish. She then continued her educational pursuits by obtaining a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Data Analytics at Louisiana State University.

Currently, Meagan serves as a Manager for Collins Aerospace supporting Cybersecurity Strategy and Transformation efforts, although most of her career has been in the Oil and Gas Technology industry.

At core, education has always been at the forefront of Meagan’s life and she’s seen how it transcends borders and barriers, while opening doors to endless opportunities.