Megan E. HansenResearch Director
    Megan E. Hansen
    Research Director

    The Center for Growth and Opportunity
    at Utah State University

    CGO Research

    Megan E. Hansen
    Research Director


    Megan E. Hansen is Research Director at the Center for Growth and Opportunity where she manages the Center’s portfolio of policy-relevant research while ensuring student fellows receive quality mentorship and hands-on research experience. Megan previously worked as Director of Policy at Strata, where she managed the organization’s research agenda. Her research and opinion commentary have been published in numerous state and national outlets including USA Today, The Salt Lake Tribune, and The Hill.

    Megan received a master’s degree in economics from Utah State University in 2016. During her master’s program, she participated in the Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship, a competitive program for graduate students at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In her free time, Megan teaches a weekly yoga class and enjoys hiking in the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah.

    • M.S. in Economics, Utah State University, 2016
    • B.S. in International Studies & Economics, Utah State University, 2013