Megan Kollar Dwyer
Megan combines years of experience in the tech industry and a teaching background to develop, execute, and iterate diversity and inclusion strategies at Paradigm. She loves to learn, strives to always maintain a growth mindset, and enjoys building strategic relationships with clients in order to deliver innovative, personalized trainings and design high-impact initiatives.
Before coming to Paradigm, Megan worked at Coursera where she partnered with top universities to increase access to high-quality education across the globe. She designed the company’s first Social Impact Campaign and worked with partners to create over 150 courses and 3 online degrees. Megan also helped launch Coursera for Refugees which has served over 10,000 refugees since 2016. As an early employee, Megan developed Coursera’s first D&I processes and Employee Resource Groups, built out the company’s executive support framework for D&I programs, and launched a variety of data-driven inclusion initiatives.
Megan holds a master’s degree in Education from Stanford University and began her career as a classroom teacher – first internationally in Kyetume, Uganda and then in Oakland, CA. Megan is trained in culturally responsive classroom management, teaching for social-justice curriculum, GLAD strategies for language learners, and APRICOT language acquisition for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Megan leverages this experience and training to inform her work at Paradigm.