Megan Watts is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in Psychology. After her undergraduate studies, Megan wants to attend the Graduate School of Education and work towards her dream of being a high school math teacher. Megan says that she struggled a lot with math when she was younger and feels that oftentimes, teachers who excelled in their subjects have a hard time connecting to students who find the subject difficult. Megan hopes that she will be able to use her own experiences to find new ways to explain material to students who just need a different perspective.
Here at Rutgers, Megan is currently the Vice President of the Rutgers Performing Dance Company. She not only performs with the troupe, but also handles logistics for the club including the organization of their showcases so all of the club’s troupes get to show off their hard work. She’s excited that the team has been getting more exposure lately with their performances at Dance Marathon and last year’s Superbowl.
Megan first started dancing at the age of three and hasn’t stopped since. Her favorite style of dance is ballet, but because RPCD does not compete in ballet, she prefers tap for team competitions.
Megan is also a sister of Gamma Phi Beta. One of her favorite memories is her sorority’s sisterhood retreat, where all of the sisters got together for a weekend of bonding. Says Megan, “There are so many sisters that it’s really hard to get everyone together. When we do things like bake sales, they usually run on shifts so not everyone is there at the same time.” The sisterhood retreat is one of the few times that all of the sisters are able to get together and really get to know each other.
Megan has also participated in New Student Orientation as an orientation leader and later as a project leader. While she loved her role as project leader, she missed being an orientation leader and being able to interact with the incoming students. “My favorite part of being an orientation leader was the kids,” Megan says. She loved seeing all of the talent and diversity coming into the school and being able to represent the spirit of Rutgers to its future students.
Megan’s dedication to her work both on and off the dance floor serves as an inspiration to all of us on the importance of community and following your passions.
By Michelle Chen