Megan Anderson Brooks
Principal, Innovation Policy Solutions
Hometown: Clarkston, MI
Fun Fact: I can't listen to pop music without breaking into a dance aerobics routine.
About Megan: I am a neuroscientist turned policy consultant that is passionate about fostering productive communication between the scientific and policy communities. I am also a mother of two young children and a dance aerobics instructor.
What attracted your to WGR and how has it helped you personally & professionally?
I joined WGR to connect with other women in government relations who had expertise in other areas.
What was your original career path and how did you end up in Government Relations?
I conducted research in the field of behavioral neuroscience for many years before making the transition to working in science and health policy. I was interested in working away from the laboratory bench at the intersection of science and policy while I was in graduate school, so I engaged in policy training programs before making my career change.
What is your favorite part of your day job?
I love that my job allows me to work with so many individuals who are committed to advancing science and medicine and that I can support them by digging into the policy details.
What has been your most rewarding accomplishment?
I have been a leading author of materials that have given advocates a powerful voice on controversial topics. It has been deeply rewarding to help to create that platform for clients and watch them go from having a small DC presence to being an organization that is sought out for their opinion.