Meghan Amanda Marohn was a teacher, a poet and an environmentalist from New York, United States who also lived in different parts of New Jersey, USA including West Orange, Madison and Chatham. She is one of the five children of Bill Marohn and Ellen Marohn, was a nursery and pre-K teacher in New York.
Meghan has three older brothers and one older sister. They are of Irish descent.
Aside from writing and reading, Meghan also enjoyed playing the piano and the harp. She was the founder of Troy Poem Project, a community poetry project based in Troy, New York.
Raised in Delmar, New York, Meghan was an outdoor enthusiast who hiked a lot on her own. Here are 13 more things about her:
- One of her favorite authors was Virginia Woolf, a victim of sexual abuse who died by suicide on March 28, 1941.
- In 1997, she graduated from the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany, New York.
- In 2001, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from Russell Sage College in Albany. She earned her master of arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey where she later served as an adjunct professor of education.
- In 2005, she taught English at Chatham High School in Chatham as a student teacher. In 2006, the school hired her. It was her first job as a teacher.
- In September 2011, she met 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting recipient Chris Hedges at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park in New York City, New York. They became friends.
- In March 2017, she was trained as a climate reality leader in Denver, Colorado, USA.
- On April 17, 2019, she and a group of friends and activists marched to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York City, dropped to the ground and blocked traffic to support Extinction Rebellion after reading Rupert Read‘s 2018 report titled “This Civilisation is Finished.” She was in jail after the protest when she got the word that her mother had an aneurysm and was on life support. She was able to see her mother before her mother passed away in Albany Medical Center in Albany.
- On March 24, 2002, she went on personal paid leave and drove from Delmar to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA. She was an English teacher at Shaker High School in Latham, New York.
- On March 26, 2022, she received a text message from her brother Peter Naple, who was 12 years older than her. She told him she was at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge.
- On March 27, 2022, she went on a hike near the Longcope Property Park on Church St. in Lee, Massachusetts. A few days before she went missing that day, she told friends that she had gone into hiding to escape from a man who has brutally harassed and intimidated her because she would not sleep with him, Hedges wrote on Sheer Post on July 1, 2022.
- On March 29, 2022, her family reported her missing to the Bethlehem Police Department in Delmar. That day, her black 2017 Subaru Imprezza turned up at the trailhead for Longcope Park off Church Street in Lee.
- On March 30, 2022, she was scheduled to leave her hotel room at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge but she was nowhere to be found.
- On September 1, 2022, a civilian found her remains in a heavily wooded area near Fox Drive in Lee. She died at the age of 42.