Megan Donovan-Davis

Hometown: Washington, DC

high school: Dunbar HS

college: Harvard University

MAJOR: Economics

Graduating first in her class at Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C., Megan Donovan was president of student government and the school's National Honor Society chapter. Among the many organizations that have recognized her accomplishments are the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Coalition of 100 Black Women of D.C, Tuskegee Airmen, Discover Card, the Prudential Spirit of Community Initiative and McDonald's.

At Dunbar, Meg participated in Operation Understanding, a program promoting racial harmony among Blacks and Jews. She also participated in Camp Rising Sun, an international leadership training program, and is now an active alumna of this organization. Its executive director describes her as "one of the most talented and vivacious people I've known and one of the strongest leaders I've seen in a person her age. She analyzes information and sorts out what is truly relevant to problem solving."

Meg is undaunted by public speaking engagements. As a high school student she served as a youth ambassador to Russia where she addressed the St. Petersburg State House. In June 1998 she was chosen to speak at the re-dedication of the Washington Monument and participated in the inaugural session of the French American Business Council hosted by President Clinton at the White House. A Shakespeare aficionado, she has performed at the Shakespeare Theater.

Meg has interned at Crate and Barrel and at Tenneco where she worked on a research project on Brazil's automotive industry and did background research and sector analysis on Latvia. She graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and is currently the Textiles buyer for Pottery Barn.

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