Megan M. Ruxton is a social scientist and evaluator in Indianapolis, IN, and Principal Researcher for her consulting business, Ruxton Research, LLC. She received her doctorate from Colorado State University in Political Science, with an emphasis in environmental politics and policy. Prior to starting as an independent consultant, she worked at the University of Northern Iowa as Assistant Professor of Political Science and Assistant Director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Research. Megan appreciates the foundation of rigorous research her academic roots have provided and enjoys applying that as a researcher and evaluator to complex problems that range from conservation messaging to leadership training to STEM programs in higher education. When her workday ends, Megan can be found experimenting with new bakes in the kitchen, walking her corgi, Pippin, or relaxing on the couch with her partner, Zach.