PhD candidate, Social Policy, Brandeis University
Cohort Four Fellow

Academic Mentor
Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson
Heller School for Social Policy and Management     

Policy Mentor
Milagros Ramirez
Director of Program Evaluation and Development Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.  

Current Institutional Affiliation
Center for Racial Justice in Education: Trainer

Areas of Expertise

Early Childhood Education and Initiatives, Racial Equity, Participatory Action Research


Megan Pamela Ruth Madison is an early childhood scholar, activist, and practitioner based in New York City. She holds an MS in early childhood education from Dominican University and a BA in studies in religion from the University of Michigan. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy. Her dissertation is a participatory action research project, using mixed methods to explore the impact of "colorblind" policymaking on racial inequities in the early care and education workforce.

Megan works as a trainer for the Center for Racial Justice in Education, the Human Root, and the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, where she facilitates workshops for teachers on race, gender, and sexuality. She is proud to have served on the governing board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) after several years serving as a co-facilitator of the association's Diversity & Equity Interest Forum. Currently, Megan serves on the Board of Directors for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ).