Megan Streit is a native of Ames, Iowa. She graduated from Drake University in 2015 with degrees in History and International Relations. She then taught English in Ukraine, Rome, and Vladivostok.
Currently, Megan is a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut where she studies diplomatic history and human rights. Her dissertation explores the trilateral diplomacy leading to the denuclearization of Ukraine in 1994. Before joining NDU, Megan was a 2020 Boren Fellow in Ukraine where she continued her Russian language studies and conducted archival research. Additionally, she has studied German, Spanish, Italian, French, Ukrainian, and is currently in an intensive Azerbaijani course supported by the Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship.
Megan is married to Alexander Dawson and has two dogs, Kostya and Sunny.