Megan Smith

Program Manager
Bio & Writings CV/Resume

Megan Smith is the Program Manager at the Salem Center for Policy. She works in many roles within the Center including policy research, event coordinating, administrative duties, and undergraduate student management. She holds a MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and a BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona. She has a passion for social science and policy research and working within higher education institutions.


London School of Economics and Political Science.  9/2015-9/2016

Master of Science in Sociology

Degree Honors: Merit

Thesis: Keeping Men Masculine and Women Subordinate: Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in the United States

University of Arizona.  8/2012-5/2015

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Minors: Gender and Women Studies, Spanish

Degree Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Pima Community College.   8/2010-5/2012

Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

Professional Experience

Salem Center for Policy – University of Texas at Austin.   7/2019-Current

Program Manager

Eureka! Restaurant Group.  10/2017-6/2019

Restaurant and Events Manager

Family Violence Institute – Northern Arizona University.  5/2015-8/2017

Research Associate and Project Coordinator

Police Professionalism Laboratory – University of Arizona. 8/2014-2/2016

Research Lab Manager

Student Research Associate

Poverty Field Workshop – University of Arizona.  1/2015-6/2015

Student Research Associate

Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.  6/2013-12/2013


Teaching Experience 

Policy Research Laboratory – University of Texas at Austin. 2020

Teaching Assistant

Sociology of Happiness – University of Arizona.  2014,2015

Lead Teaching Preceptor

Honors, Awards, Academic Involvement

Honors Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honorary    8/2013-Current

Gamma Beta Phi Honors Society             8/2013-Current


Roger Yoshino Award for Outstanding Sociology Students    2014-2015

SASE Travel Grant for Students Studying Abroad                 2014

Academic Involvement – London School of Economics

Sociology Graduate Student Body President         2016-2017

Graduate Staff Student Liaison Representative     2016-2017

Women Leaders of Tomorrow Society Member     2016-2017

Academic Involvement – University of Arizona

Sociology Club Member                                                  2012-2015

Honorable Mention as Top Undergraduate Scholar        2015

Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher in Sociology    2015