Megan Swezey Fogarty
Deputy Executive Director, Haas Center for Public Service
Megan Swezey Fogarty has come full circle since attending Stanford University as an undergraduate and working as a volunteer coordinator at the Haas Center for Public Service. Megan now serves as the deputy executive director of the Haas Center.
“Helping undergraduates integrate service as a core part of an undergraduate education is a dream career,” she says. “I get to work hard to realize Leland and Jane Stanford’s dream of preparing students for direct usefulness in life and help Stanford realize a more just and sustainable world.”
Megan credits much of her career success at Stanford with bosses who were willing to take a chance on her and allowed for job growth. She has also taken advantage of many of the workshops, professional associations and training opportunities such as Leadership@Stanford. Plus, she finds the knowledge and guidance she's received from colleagues to be invaluable.
“Each person at Stanford I have asked for informational interviews along the way has been willing to meet and generously provided advice,” Megan says.
Megan left Stanford for a period of time to pursued other positions in non-profit and government. Now that she is back, she has plenty of praise for the WorkLife Office programs that help employees balance both work and child or elder care. She also finds the tuition and training benefits, and transportation programs to be additional perks of working here. But that's not all:
“The Stanford pulse is innovation and the constant pursuit of knowledge. If you are willing to work hard and thrive in an ever-changing environment, this is the culture for you.”