Meg Hirst is the Program Manager of the Education for Development Programme of UNICEF Canada.  She is a former high school teacher who has taught both in Canada and in the Central Pacific on the island of Ebeye, Marshall Islands.  Her island experience also includes time in Cebu, Philippines working in a local cooperative as a Gender and Development Project Officer.  She has a Bachelors degree in International Development and Women's Studies and a Masters degree in Comparative, International and Development Education.