Megan Woody is grateful to go to school in a major city like Charlotte because of the opportunities available for learning both in and out of the classroom. She loves that she is a part of forming the traditions for UNC Charlotte's young football team. A double major in public health and chemistry, Megan decided on UNC Charlotte because she wanted a program that would support and push her to grow academically and professionally. "I wanted to be in an environment where I would be around people who would motivate and challenge me. I found this in the Levine.”
Megan is an active member of Campus Crusades, partakes in intramurals every semester, and has held leadership positions for Charlotte Dance Marathon. She also volunteers as a Sunday School Teacher and a Reading Mentor. Megan has been the recipient of numerous awards during her college career including the Gary Howard Award in Analytical Chemistry and two Undergraduate Research Conference Awards: one Public Health Departmental Award and one Sustainability Award.
In addition to all of her accomplishments, Megan stated that her best experience so far was studying abroad in South Africa where she explored the sociology of HIV and AIDS. “ I learned so much from this experience, and I have definitely been able to build off of this going forward. It has shaped my professional goals and aspirations, as well as my outlook on life.”