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Megan Keniston

Research Assistant

  • Staff
  • Butler Institute for Families


child welfare, early childhood

Professional Biography

Megan’s interest in research developed during her undergraduate career when she led her own study and presented her findings at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conference. She worked in multiple psychology research labs relating to social psychology, education and positive psychology. While conducting her first study, Megan discovered how much she enjoyed working with participants, conducting literature reviews and analyzing data.

Megan is passionate about social justice and helping others. She takes pride in creating genuine connections with the organizations she works with to better understand their needs. She is dedicated to making impactful changes in communities and enjoys working with organizations to help them reach their goals.

When Megan isn't working she is painting, spending time outdoors or doing yoga.


BA, Psychology, Metropolitan State University of Denver