Megan M. Seibel
Extension Specialist, Community Leadership
Five Words About Me:
Collaborative, Strategic, Relationship-Driven, Approachable, Sincere
One Surprising Skill:
Viticulturist (I raise 20 acres of wine grapes)
Megan Seibel was raised by purpose-driven parents who taught that we should live humbly in service to others – and view work as a vocational calling to do so. While working as a nurse, life led her on a path of program development and education addressing human and social resources as invaluable in communities. Currently, Megan is the director of a statewide adult leadership fellowship program at Virginia Tech, and associate director of an international problem solving center. As a specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension, she coordinates facilitation and strategic/project planning courses for stakeholder audiences. From 2016-18, Megan was appointed as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry by Governor McAuliffe to work on rural leadership issues. Outside of her university job, she and her husband, Andy, creatively leverage what they can to diversify and sustain his family farm, while raising 20, 19, and 16 year-old children. Megan has a BSN from JMU, and MS and PhD from Virginia Tech.