Vogt to Serve as Instructor at Asperger's Summer Camp

Vogt to Serve as Instructor at Asperger's Summer Camp

Megan Vogt receives the Wendy C. Waugaman Women and Leadership Development Award from BVU President Fred Moore.

Megan Vogt will be building leadership skills and gaining valuable career experience this summer as an assistant program instructor at the University of Washington’s Asperger’s Summer Camp in Seattle, Wash.

A senior psychology major from Dow City, Vogt has held an interest in helping children with autism and was excited when she found out about the summer camp for children with Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a high-functioning form of autism. 

“Through my psychology major and gender and women's studies minor, I have learned that children, disabilities, and human rights are my main focuses of passion,” Megan says. “I am also involved on campus in AmeriCorps, Amnesty International, Students Against a Violent Environment and Research Club. My experiences with these organizations have taught me that rights aren't promised to everyone. They are a privilege, and people with disorders such as autism, must continue to fight for them.” 

Vogt knew she would need financial assistance to make the opportunity a reality. She applied for and received the Wendy C. Waugaman Women and Leadership Development Award, which is open to all majors and provides financial support to female students seeking to increase their leadership aptitude. She is looking forward to the leadership experience as well as the chance to delve further into her career interests.

“In my future, I hope to set up schedules and behavior modification programs for children with autism,” Megan says. “While I am in Seattle I will also be touring and meeting with a few faculty members from the graduate school. I am very excited because I think it will truly be a great experience.”