Meghan Hussey is Director, Global Development & Government Relations. In her role, Meghan is primarily responsible for developing partnerships in the government, global development, and research sectors to increase the impact and sustainability of Special Olympics’ work. Meghan is sibling of a Special Olympics athlete herself and grew up participating in Unified Sports, giving her a very personal connection to the Special Olympics Movement. Meghan also brings a background in international human rights to this role as well as several years of field experience with disability and international development in Africa, East Asia, and Europe. Prior to joining Special Olympics, Meghan researched education and transition programs for youth with autism and intellectual disabilities in China as a Fulbright student fellow. Her published research includes work on disability rights in China and South Africa. Meghan holds a BA in International Relations and Political Science from University of Pennsylvania and MSc in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin, where she was a Mitchell Scholar. She is based in Washington, DC.