Megan (O’Connor) Robinson spent her first quarter century in Central New York until moving to Asheville, North Carolina in 2014. With a Bachelors and Masters in Environmental Science, from the University of Rochester and the State College of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry respectively, she capped her academic career with a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Her MPA work focused on Environmental Policy and Administration.
With a mind for a science, but a passion for nonprofits, Megan started her career in a nonprofit consultancy, LMI, working on a contract at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. During the organization’s transition to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, she served as the Program and Policy Analyst to the Deputy Director. In the fall of 2016, Megan enthusiastically accepted the position of Executive Director of The Collider. Megan aims to use her academic and professional experience, along with her team of stellar colleagues, to advance The Collider’s mission of catalyzing solutions for climate change.
Megan is a current member of the 36th class of Leadership Asheville. She currently serves as the Secretary on the RUN828 board, a nonprofit working to promote healthy, active, outdoor opportunities for individuals and families of Western North Carolina. The rest of her time is dedicated to volunteering with the Asheville Humane Society or training for marathons with her husband.