Megan Steward

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I moved to Asheville in 2018 after graduating from Appalachian State University. I served in an AmeriCorps program that focused on K-12 academic success utilizing a whole-child approach. Afterwards, I supported survivors of domestic violence throughout the court system. I am currently pursuing an MPA at Western Carolina University.

Give us a glimpse into your role at United Way. How do you help us fulfill our mission? What are you most excited about accomplishing as a team?

As the Data Visualization & Integration Specialist, I will support data collection and analysis across the United for Youth Network & aid in reaching the Bold Community Goal. I am excited to utilize the power of data, work closely with community partners, and encourage sustainable change in Buncombe County.

What’s your favorite thing about our community?

I love how our community connects and collaborates to support each other.

What would we find you doing when you aren’t at work?

You can find me reading, cooking, trying a new restaurant, or cuddling with my cats.

Do you have any podcast, book, music, or movie recommendations?

Books: Educated by Tara Westover, Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Music: Durand Jones & The Indications