“My mother inculcated in me a strong sense of feminism, self-determination, and commitment to service. As a kid in Kentucky and North Carolina, that awareness quickly grew to include a sense of myself as white and class-privileged, especially on the bus rides to and from school. My parents didn’t go to college and felt it was imperative for my sister and I to do so. While there, I gained language and community, and it is through those who have guided, challenged, and loved me that I have grown to better understand the role I and my people have to play in our larger, shared struggles.”
Megan Rolfe (“MR,” they or she) has spent 15+ years providing social justice consultants and small organizations with the project support and capacity they need to move work forward and impact change. They specialize in research, hiring, and focused HR support for small teams – the ones that often most need help and have the fewest resources. Having often served in inaugural operations and everything-plus-the-kitchen-
sink-type roles for scrappy social change organizations, Megan knows what it takes to successfully set up core systems, center the human in HR, and find succinct and digestible ways to report back information to support informed decision-making. They have a knack for organizing, synthesizing, and assessing information for what matters most.
Megan is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), holds a SHRM-CP certification, and has completed We All Count’s Foundations of Data Equity training and Vega Mala Consulting’s Equitable Compensation certification series. Megan has an MA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University at Albany-SUNY, where they studied the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality, and they completed graduate coursework in qualitative methods at UNC-Chapel Hill.