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Megghan Duffy, Nonprofit Management Fellow

National Leadership Program, Spring 2019

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Megghan Duffy

Megghan Duffy is a Nonprofit Management Fellow in RespectAbilitys National Leadership Program for Spring 2019. RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities.

Duffy is currently an honors student in her senior year at Fitchburg State University and is set to graduate in May 2019 with a bachelors degree in Psychological Science with a minor in Neuroscience, Behavior and Cognition. She currently is living in the Washington, D.C., metro area through an organization called The Washington Center. In the past, Duffy has worked for a nonprofit organization called LEAD, which works to end the stigmas against mental health. Duffy joined RespectAbility to help fight the stigmas against people with disabilities and to further her learning about nonprofit advocacy, philanthropy and fundraising. She also aims to learn more about how she can change the way the world views people with disabilities.

Duffy has had experience working with individuals with disabilities when she worked at a nursing home while in high school. At her technical high school, she studied in a Health Assisting shop and did clinical rotations at the nursing home, at a kindergarten and in a middle school nurses office. In these locations, she was introduced to numerous individuals from different backgrounds and learned how to help with their needs and accommodations.

After this Fellowship, Duffy plans on furthering her education in Psychology to help people with their mental health full time. She plans to either go into behavioral psychology or into neuropsychological research. In her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking with her friends in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Her favorite hiking locations include Arethusa Falls and the Flume Gorge.

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RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for and with people with disabilities. Learn more about the National Leadership Program and apply for the next cohort! Contact BenS@RespectAbility.org for more information.

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