Megan P. Hall earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences, cum laude, from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics from UCLA. Megan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo and completed a second postdoctoral fellowship at UC Santa Cruz. She is currently the managing editor of PLOS Biology, an online science journal. As an undergraduate she won a prestigious Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Megan has worked as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate microbiology laboratory class at UCLA, has served as a mentor for women in the sciences, and worked as the "Science Columnist" for the Daily Bruin. Megan has also worked as a private tutor, specializing in high school science and SAT preparation. Megan is also well-known at La Madera Elementary School in Lake Forest where she gives annual science demonstrations in her mother's 5th grade classroom.