Megan Grubb (’20) recently joined the University of Kansas Medical Center as the Frontiers Community and Recruitment Navigator Program Manager.
The Frontiers program at the University of Kansas Medical Center seeks improvements in healthcare and public health, stimulates new ideas, and supports the researchers through a variety of support services. The Navigators are experts in every phase of translational research who connect researchers with resources, services, mentors, and collaborators throughout the research process.
Her position includes overseeing the Frontiers Navigation team, conducting data collection activities, maintaining tracking of evaluation metrics for Frontier programs, and coordinating with faculty and stakeholders to develop resources and activities for community development projects.
“I anticipate utilizing the skills I learned from Dr. Driver's research and evaluation courses as well as many methods I learned from Dr. Richards' communication course,” Grubb said. “I know my education and experience from the Clinton School will definitely be utilized as I continue working with communities in the Kansas City region.”
During her time at the Clinton School, Grubb was part of a team of first-year students that completed their Practicum project work with Our House Shelter in Little Rock. The group spent the 2018-19 academic year researching the expansion of Our House’s reentry services.
She completed her International Public Service Project with Cidades Sem Fome in São Paulo, Brazil, helping the organization to expand its community outreach for its food security programs. Additionally, Grubb was awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Portuguese at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in São Paulo.
Her Capstone project consisted of conducting research to determine best practices for placemaking projects and providing recommendations for Alchemy Community Transformations to be used when developing a strategic plan for international placemaking.
Grubb is a graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in international studies and Spanish. She was an AmeriCorps member with the Greater Des Moines Partnership and was an ESL instructor for the Ministry of Education in Colombia before enrolling at the Clinton School.
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