Meghan Paul-Cook oversees Literacy Minnesota’s AmeriCorps national service programs. She joined Literacy Minnesota in 2012. Early in her nearly two decades career in nonprofits/education, she served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA and one year as a Young Adult Volunteer (faith-based service year program). Her passion for education equity and national service stems in large part from these service years, through which she experienced firsthand the transformative power of young people to create positive community change. Her prior work in interfaith youth organizing was recognized with the national Bridge-Builders Award from Interfaith Youth Core and the Best Practices Award from the Minnesota Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Partnerships. Meghan has a B.A. in International Development and African Studies from Gettysburg College, PA. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her kids, food (growing, cooking, eating!), getting outdoors, photography, and teaching and playing piano.