Megan McGuire is the CEO of Ascent 121, an Indianapolis agency that provides trauma recovery for teen survivors of human trafficking.

Favorite CauseSenior dog rescues and wildlife rescues.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?Youth ministry and discipleship with teenagers.
InspirationTeenagers overcoming difficult circumstances to achieve their goals.
Why are you in nonprofit work?I spent twenty years in a corporate career that I loved. I want to spend the second half of my career pouring those skills into making a difference in the community.
HeroShirley Zindler who runs Dogwood Animal Rescue Project. She has spent a lifetime making a difference, one animal at a time.
One thing that most people don’t know about youI stitch needlepoint projects for relaxation.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever receivedMy dad said, “don’t make life all about work – there’s more to life than that.” He’s right.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?Shape-shifting to become whatever is needed in the moment.