Megan Partridge

Megan Partridge

Meg is a BSE candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University, passionate about mobilizing and connecting people, ideas, and organizations around actions that can change the world for the better. She is guided by her dream of a world in which all people have the opportunity to become their best selves, as positive contributors to their communities celebrated for their unique attributes and tied together by a common sense of humanity and an integrity of purpose.

Academically, Meg is interested in understanding how coupled human-physical dynamics influence food and water security, particularly in the developing world. To this end, she has organized and launched operations for a ceramic water purification (CWP) venture in Kenya, studied virtual water trade networks in China, and explored the implications of dye effluent from garment manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh.

As an active member of the campus community, Meg sits on the Healthier Princeton Advisory Board and serves as a Keller Center Fellow, a member of the Pace Council for Civic Values, and a member of the 2014 Commencement Committee. She is also a member of the Tigerlilies, Princeton’s oldest all-female a cappella group, and the Illustrious Cap & Gown eating club. As Co-Founder of The Sustainable Fashion Initiative and outgoing Co-President of The Princeton Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, Meg has encouraged the development of an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem at Princeton.

Outside of campus, she is the 2012-2014 Harry J. Ott Environmental Fellow at The Coca-Cola Company and a member of the U.S. Senate Youth Alumni Association. In the past, she has supported social entrepreneurs with Ashoka India and lived with Quechua backstrap weavers in Peru as a Dale Fellow. Her latest adventure is starting a social commerce company that harnesses the power of consumer goods to empower women around the world, connecting makers, designers, and users through shared creative experiences.

In her free time, Meg enjoys playing the violin, sourcing textiles, immersing herself in the evocative lyricism of Latin American literature, and finding creative ways to incorporate orange and black into her outfits. As a little known fact, she also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She aspires to train for a half-marathon and learn how to play the cello.

  • Education
    • Princeton University