About Me


I’m Megan Schaefer – I love dogs, I put parmesan cheese on pretty much everything, and admit to being a chronic abuser of the rocketship emoji. I’m a 21-year-old junior at the University of Illinois studying English, with a double minor in Linguistics and Informatics. If you ask me what I want to do after I graduate, I’ll probably cry, so let’s worry about that later.

As of right now, I work in a map library, which is exactly as obscure as it sounds, while running a debate team, running a debate league, and singing in a university choir. Add my coursework and two honors programs on top of that, and life gets pretty busy – I know you know the feeling.

Sometimes it feels like I’m stumbling through life with my eyes closed and my hands out, and tripping over good opportunities entirely by accident. Being a college student – or a millennial in general – is kind of terrifying. And sometimes it feels like you’re in it alone.

But hey. Here we are, on the internet, connecting in spite of it all. Your life might not be like mine in the book-devouring, blog-writing, debate-running way. But if you feel like there’s more you can be and do, if you can just find the time and strategies to improve, well – we’re not so different after all.