As a senior research associate, Meghana leads and executes the research and analysis stage of client projects. She designs and administers survey instruments, conducts secondary research and analyzes data and reports on key findings and trends. In her time at McKinley, Meghana has worked on a variety of projects related to member needs, strategic planning, pricing and membership modeling with organizations in healthcare, scientific and legal industries, as well as other fields. Her consideration of the unique goals of each project allows for data-driven insights customized to each client.
Prior to joining McKinley, Meghana worked and interned across various governmental and educational institutions, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Maryland’s sustainability and computer science departments. Her tasks across these positions included translating scientific research into palatable educational videos, assessing perceptions of student groups through field interviews and assisting in the implementation of a Massive Open Online Course initiative. She also cultivated primary social psychology research experience through her undergraduate coursework at the University of Maryland, from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in agricultural and resource economics.
Meghana grew up outside of the great city of Philadelphia. A fan of cats and the outdoors, she envies dog-owners for being able to successfully take their pets on hikes. In her spare time, she enjoys dabbling in various film and art projects, perusing through Netflix comedy specials and exploring the vast cultural and food-related offerings of DC.