Meghan Marth, Xavier University
Meghan Marth, a junior Politics, Philosophy, and the Public major at Xavier University, sees access to education as a global issue. Her involvement with Unified for UNIFAT began in high school where she helped raise more than $60,000 in four years to pay expenses for 120 children to attend the Upper Nile Institute for Appropriate Technology (UNIFAT) in the war torn region of Uganda. Meghan supports the education of Northern Ugandan students by empowering their American counterparts through public policy advocacy and fundraising. Following trips to the UNIFAT School in Gulu during the summers of 2008 and 2010, Meghan formed and led the first chapter at Xavier University in 2011 and now serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit. As the recipient of a four-year Community Engaged Fellowship at Xavier, Meghan continues to immerse herself abroad and domestically through her weekly service commitment. She embodies the Ignatian tenet of cura personalis and strives to be of service for others in all ways.