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Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, Assistant Director, SCU Undergraduate Admission

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw works in Undergraduate Admission at Santa Clara University as an assistant director and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux tribe from the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.

In 2015, she founded NativesInAmerica.com, an online literary publication for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth. Recently the website was featured on MTV News for its goal of bringing Native youth voices to the forefront of the conversation in America. Her passion for higher education access stems from the idea that a college education opportunity can change one’s trajectory forever and she pursues her work in college admissions with this in mind.

She has been published on Huffington Post, ThinkProgress, Racialicious, Model View Culture, and Last Real Indians. Her favorite phrase her mother taught her in Lakota is: “Weksuye, Ciksuye, Miksuye” meaning “I remember, I remember you, remember me.”uf

An Inside Look at the Admissions Process

By Megan Red Shirt-Shaw
When I was an undergraduate at Penn, I spent a lot of time asking undergraduate admissions and different administrators why there...
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Googling "Indian": A Reflection On Identity

By Megan Red Shirt-Shaw
During the last hour sitting as a speaker on a Native American Heritage Month panel, the conversation ranged from mascot wars to revitalizing...
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The Day I Was Invisible

By Megan Red Shirt-Shaw
I was recently reflecting on my undergraduate time at the University of Pennsylvania and remembered an experience that I have carried with...
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