Megan McDonough is a Supervising Attorney at IRAP. In this role, Megan supervises Staff Attorneys in IRAP’s Legal Services Department and provides legal representation to refugees and humanitarian migrants.
Prior to joining IRAP, Megan provided direct legal services to refugees and displaced people in various jurisdictions globally. Most recently, she was based in Southeast Asia with Asylum Access, leading legal teams in advocating for increased refugee rights and protections. She also worked at St. Andrew’s Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt, where she represented clients in UNHCR refugee status determination procedures. Megan began her legal career as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, assisting elderly and disabled refugees in obtaining U.S. citizenship, as well as representing immigrant survivors of domestic violence under the Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA).
Megan received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, where she graduated with Pro Bono Honors. Megan attended university at Emmanual College where she majored in Political Science and Global Studies.
Megan is a member of the Massachusetts bar.