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Hi there! I’m Megan, an 18 year old student at University of San Francisco. I am studying Environmental Science and Education to become involved in outdoor programs for special needs youth, and later on a teacher of hearing impaired and deaf students. I am extremely passionate about people, the environment, and exploring!

I am sure you are wondering, what brought me to do Bike & Build. To be honest, it is kind of a funny story. Basically I met someone who had just gotten back from Bike & Build, and couldn’t stop talking about it. I was captivated by her stories, and I knew that if something could get someone so excited, I should probably find out more about it. After logging on the website I was overwhelmed that something so incredible even existed. I love that the program combines young adult empowerment, community outreach and attacks the housing crisis hands on, all with very low impact travel! I am excited to not only help people, but also learn the skills to help people on a larger scale, form learning to network for fundraising, to learning to build homes, and finally to conquering the  physical challenge of the cross country bike ride. There is no way I could turn down this opportunity!

I was not previously an avid cyclist,  but often took joy rides or biked to work. Certainly 3800 miles is a bit more intense than that, but I couldn’t be more excited to take on the challenge, especially for such a great cause! Before I knew it become obsessed with cycling and found a new passion for researching affordable housing projects in my area. It started on a somewhat of a whim, but is already changing my  life. I have had a blast exploring San Francisco from a new prospective on my bike, and cant wait to get working on the affordable housing issues in the community I know and love! I can’t even imagine what the next few months has to bring, but all I can say “bring it on”! Or I guess more appropriate, “I’ll be there soon, I’m riding my bike!”

  1. Congratulations, Megan! This is certainly a worthy cause. Housing that’s affordable touches so many aspects of a person’s life.

    One thing you might want to know is that the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) just released it 2012 Out of Reach report and said that San Mateo County is the most expensive county in which to rent in the entire country. Everyone who makes up the communities of this county should have a chance to live here.

    Good luck on reaching your goal!


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