A freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, Megan Sweas is the author of “Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools are Transforming Urban Education.” She writes about social and economic justice issues and world religions for publications such as GlobalPost, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter, Religion Dispatches and the Washington Post. She also works part time as the editor at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture. In 2014, she reported from Italy on Europe’s immigration crisis as a recipient of the International Reporting Project’s religion reporting fellowship. Sweas previously covered politics and social issues as an editor at U.S. Catholic magazine, where she also ran the website. She was an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she earned a master’s degree in specialized journalism. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is the regional captain for Southern California and is co-chairwoman of the 2014 CAMP committee.
Term expires Oct. 22, 2017.