Hi there! I’m Meg and I want to thank you for visiting my blog. Though this blog is mostly about me, you’ll probably see a variety of topics on here. I hope you’ll get to know me better through my posts.
I’m a Pittsburgh girl living in Durham, NC. I am currently working on a Master of Divinity degree at Duke University. I relocated to the South after I graduated from Allegheny College in 2008. After spending two years working for a university in South Carolina planning community service and service-learning programs for students, I relocated to North Carolina to begin my seminary education. Though I take pride in being a native of the Steel City, I plan to return to South Carolina after completing my M.Div.
I’m a Christian and my faith is the center of everything I do. I’m pursuing a future in ministry, where I hope to serve in collegiate ministry or in the local church after completing my Master of Divinity degree.
In addition to being a full time student, I also work as a graduate assistant in Duke University’s Career Center, where I focus on creating better relations between faith based organizations, campus ministries, and career services. My responsibilities also include programming and advising of students seeking to work in non-profit and faith-based careers. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching group exercise classes in Duke University’s Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. I’m certified to teach Turbo Kick [cardio kickboxing choreographed to hip hop music] and PiYo [Pilates-Yoga fusion]. I primarily teach Turbo Kick and I absolutely love it! (My picture is from a Red, Green, and Bling turbo kick class!)
My passion is service, and I dedicated two years to educating college students about social injustices and finding ways to help combat them. I find no greater joy than to bring a smile to the face of someone in need. Volunteering in homeless shelters in New York City, helping rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, and bringing aid to my local community through my work on homeless coalitions has helped shape who I am and how I view my faith. My times abroad–as a student studying in France and a volunteer in some of the poorest regions of Nicaragua and Haiti–have not only formed my world views but also helped me understand how we’re all in this together.
I am a sports fanatic, and it is so wonderful to be at Duke and cheering on my Blue Devils at every home basketball game! I’m also a die hard fan of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates (yes, even the Pirates!). I bleed black and gold, and am so thankful to be a born and bred Pittsburgher. I love all things about the city of Pittsburgh, and know that no matter how far I go, it will always be home.
Disclaimer: All posts solely represent the opinion of Megan D. Augustine. They are not representative of Duke Divinity School, the United Methodist Church, or any other institution to which I belong. All thoughts shared represent myself as an individual.