Megan Snedden: Travel Photographer and Journalist, National Geographic Traveler

News Date: 

Monday, March 28, 2016


This month's Spotlight features Megan, a former Global Studies major who is now on a life-long adventure, capturing stories from around the world through journalism and photography.

Megan, on the best thing she did as an undergrad:

"I trusted my gut. There's so much noise coming from the outside about who you should be and what you should do. That includes soceity, family, friends, and people you look up to. Truth is, it's incredibly hard to tune out all the shoulds and all the naysayers to just listen to what calls you, but it's also absolutely necessary to create a life that aligns with your true self, not the self designed to meet the expectations of others."

View the full article (PDF)

To go beyond the interview, hear Megan speak with other alumni on the 2016 Alumni Panel: Full Alumni Panel Video (Length: 1:04:34)

Megan teaches an online course called, "Landing Your First Major Publication."  Check it out!

Landing Your First Major Publication

Megan welcomes UCSB students to contact her via her website with questions about the field and for advice on how to prepare for a career in travel journalism or photography. Requests to review resumes will not be responded to.

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Editor: Brandilyn Gilbert, Academic Advisor