Megan Wigton (She/Her/Hers): Hello! My name is Megan Wigton and I coordinate the Student Transition & Engagement Program at Salem State. I started the program in 2012 and have watched it grow and expand over the years. Part of my role with STEP is to supervise the peer mentors and the success coaches. I love my job! It is a passion of mine to create more diversity, equity and inclusion within higher education. I get to do this every day through STEP. I am originally from Juneau, Alaska and went to college in Santa Cruz, California. I moved to the East Coast in 2006 to pursue a graduate degree in theology and ended up staying in Massachusetts. I graduated with my Master of Education in higher education in student affairs from Salem State in 2013. I enjoy running, traveling, cooking and eating good food, as well as spending time with my family and friends. My husband and I have three small children and an adoring dog. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you more!
Elaina Curtis: Hey everyone! My name is Elaina Curtis and I am super excited to be a returning STEP Success Coach this upcoming fall! I’m thrilled to be in my second (and final!) year at Salem State earning my Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I am extremely passionate about college access and transition, especially since I had a tough time with my own undergraduate transition. Eventually, I was able to find my niche through working on campus as a writing center consultant, working at the information desk, and being a part of the student events committee! When I’m not in class, studying, or working, I love spending time with my friends and family, petting my adorable cat Callie, and traveling the world! I’ve been to China, the Bahamas, Aruba, and all over Europe! My photo was actually taken at the John Lennon wall in Prague. I can’t wait to meet all of you!