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