Biography Megan Walker

Megan Walker is a fourth-year public relations student at the University of Florida in the College of Journalism and Communications. She is also receiving a minor in family, youth, and community science.

Raised in Osceola County in the towns of St. Cloud and Kissimmee, Megan has been exposed to different experiences and cultures. With her older brother, Josh, and her parents, Rick and Patty, she spent her elementary and middle school years in St. Cloud. There she became involved in 4-H, riding horses and showing animals.

Megan moved to Kissimmee her sophomore year at Osceloa High School. Although her family was zoned to attend another school, her parents chose OHS because it offered dual-enrollment courses. By the time Megan had graduated from OHS she had earned 42 college credit hours from Valencia Community College through dual enrollment.

While at OHS, home of the Kowboys, Megan became involved in sprots. She was on the Varsity Kowboys Girls Golf Team for four years. She also joined the chorus under the direction of Greg Carswell. Megan was able to become apart of the top chorus and ensemble at OHS.

Outside of school, Megan was a lead singer for the praise team at her church playing for the middle school ministry. The band was named Alien 2:12 after the Bible verses 1 Peter 2:11-12.

In addition to participating in a band, Megan represented the Silver Spurs Rodeo in 2004 and 2005 as Miss Congeniality. In holding the title, Megan would travel to schools explaining the rules, regulations, and ethical standards of the rodeo. She was also invited to individual classes to lead programs on what it takes to be a good friend and act congenial.

Megan works for Universal Studios Florida at Islands of Adventure. She is a lead for the attraction Popeye and Blutos Bilge Rat Barges. Her job is to ensure the attraction is properly staffed, paper work is completed, safety requirements are met, employees are happy and guests are satisfied. If a guest or safety situation should arise, it is Megan's job to manage the situation in the most professional way. In addition, she acts as a liaison between the attraction attendents and the supervisors.

In Gainesville, Megan is interning with the Alachua County Fire Rescue under the supervision of Cassie Ricks, Public Education Director.

Megan is going to graduate from U.F. in Fall, 2007.