Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow

Meg Watkins

Yale University

Meg is passionate about helping the social sector build strategic tools to fight the systemic problems that prevent young people all over the world from realizing their potential. After completing her MBA at the Yale School of Management, Meg worked in corporate and foundation partnerships at City Year, which trains and deploys young AmeriCorps Members in low-performing schools across the U.S. to provide academic tutoring and mentoring. She then came to her current role at CARE as a Senior Director of Foundation Partnerships. At CARE, an NGO which implements a variety of development, humanitarian and research projects in 100 countries around the world but always with a focus on women and girls, Meg works to develop partnerships with major U.S. foundations to design and support large-scale poverty alleviation programs. Prior to business school, Meg served in the U.S. Peace Corps as an education volunteer, teaching English and History for two years at a rural Malawian school. She also spent time with Global Citizen (formerly Global Poverty Project), and as campaign staff for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. In addition to her MBA, Meg holds a BA in English from Yale University.

Meg is delighted and honored to join the Jacobs Foundation fellows, and looks forward to exploring ways to help social enterprises find funding and build partnerships to maximize impact.