Megan Ellyia Green moved to St. Louis in 2005 to participate in the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Upon graduating, she taught middle school in St. Louis Public Schools, before transitioning into the nonprofit sector where she worked for Shalom House, Lemay Child and Family Center, and Childcare Aware of Missouri. Megan saw up close the real-world impact that policies and politics have on people, and saw how many people are being left out and left behind.
In 2014, Megan ran for office as the underdog candidate for Alderwoman of the 15th Ward, and has represented the 15th Ward since then. Since taking office, Megan has become the progressive champion of St. Louis, fighting for a higher minimum wage, civilian oversight of our police department, reproductive rights for people who can become pregnant, protections for victims of domestic violence, marijuana legalization, and responsible development with community benefits, while helping to elect other progressives to office.
As a result of her leadership, Megan was presented the 24th Annual Hershel Walker Peace and Justice Award from the Worker’s Education Society, and the 2017 Martin Luther King Human Rights Award from the Coalition of Black Trade Unions.
From 2016-2020 Megan represented Missouri as a Member of the Democratic National Committee and also sat on the Executive Committee for the Missouri Democratic Party. Recently, Green joined the Board of Directors of Local Progress, a national organization committed to bringing together local progressive elected officials to drive progressive policy at a local level. In those roles, Megan ensures that the needs of St. Louis are heard at both the state and national levels, while advancing progressive policy at a local level.
Megan has a B.A. in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s Degree in and PhD in Educational Policy from St. Louis University. In addition to representing the 15th Ward, Megan is an adjunct professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches classes in public policy design, economic development, and social welfare policies.