Megan Heyza

Megan Heyza (She/Her/Hers) is a Flint resident and the Founding Director of a grassroots initiative called The Porch Project, which focuses on impacting overstudied and underserved communities. She is a people-focused advocate who utilizes authentic outreach and challenges the idea of community engagement as a whole through developing best practices to inclusiveness and community engaged research. She aims to change the way that data is collected in urban areas while bridging the gap between community and research based organizations. She is also a mother, public speaker, builder, and author.