Megan RosenbergerYouth Council Member
Megan Rosenberger’s environmental passion began while growing-up in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania after a devastating rainfall flooded her community. She began to work with worldwide organizations to educate her community about rain barrels and their positive impact on pollution and flooding reduction. In 2012, Megan was awarded the President’s Environmental Youth Award from President Barack Obama for developing hydroelectric rain barrels for water crisis relief efforts around the world. She has also been recognized for her research of a novel bioluminescent organism that determines water potability. Megan was named United States Miss Teen Eco 2012 and Miss Teen Earth Pennsylvania 2012. In March 2015, Megan founded a non-profit, Barrels by the Bay, whose mission is to educate individuals about water resources through the use of rain barrels. Since its founding, Barrels by the Bay has educated over two thousand students in over a hundred schools.
Megan has been a guest speaker at the Dr. Ben Carson Scholars Award Reception, a Clinton Global Initiative University scholar, and was recently awarded a Resolution Project Fellowship. Megan attends the United States Naval Academy. She is a Political Science (International Relations) major and aspires to obtain a graduate degree in Environmental Policy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her parents, Jack and Polly, and sister, Liz.