Megan Purvis recently joined The Hub as a social work intern. She is currently studying at Western Connecticut State University and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. Megan previously studied early childhood education for several years and earned an Associate Degree in General Studies with a focus in Early Childhood Education from Norwalk Community College in 2019. She has an extensive background working with children of all ages in a variety of different settings. After her experience in this field helped her realize her interest in the social and emotional challenges many children face, she decided to change paths and pursue social work. She has since become most passionate about empowering and promoting social justice for youth and families, especially those in marginalized communities, and plans to dedicate her career to doing such. Other areas of her interest include mental health, criminal justice reform, substance use prevention, and social equality. Megan has previously interned with the Human Services Council and Wilton Social Services and is eager to apply what she has learned thus far while gaining new knowledge and experiences throughout her time at The Hub.