A graduate of The University of Texas with a B.S. in Finance, Megan began her career in commercial real estate. She’s worked in real estate acquisitions, mortgage banking as well as asset and portfolio management, and is currently focused on a single family home land acquisition. Megan is a parent of two children in DISD and attended public school in nearby HEB ISD. While always knowing she’d send her kids to public school, her interest in better understanding it as a whole developed after enrolling her own children in DISD. Why do some schools over perform while others under perform? What variables play into the performance of schools? What can be done to increase the overall performance of all schools? The American Dream is built upon the idea that one can rise above their beginnings through hard work and determination, but without wide spread access to excellent teachers and schools many children will be left without the knowledge and skills needed to achieve this dream. She hopes to be part of the solution to this challenge.