University of Illinois Extension

Megan Walsh
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Metro
Grundy/Kankakee/Will Unit
100 Manhattan Road
Joliet, IL 60433
Phone: 815-727-9296
FAX: 815-727-9364
mawalsh@illinois.edu

Megan Walsh provides leadership to the 4-H Metro program in Will and Kankakee counties. She collaborates with other 4-H staff to expand and strengthen the 4-H program among underserved areas and populations within Joliet and Kankakee.

Megan was a life-long 4-H member in the Marshall-Putnam county 4-H program. During college she completed an Extension internship in Woodford County. After graduation Megan joined the K-State Research and Extension team, in the Meadowlark District, to begin the transition from three county 4-H programs to one unified district 4-H program. Prior to joining Illinois Extension, Megan worked in Will County with a community Coalition that was working to reduce substance abuse amongst youth.

Megan received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois. She holds a Master's degree in Youth Development from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

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