Horticulture major changed career landscape to the courtroom

By Chris Officer | Staff Writer

After graduating Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in horticulture, Megan Meyer took her hands from the dirt, made a 180-degree turn, and jumped into a more white-collar career.

“I did landscaping and construction for a while but wanted to shift to something that I felt I was helping people,” Meyer said. “And I ended up going to law school.”

While at Santa Barbara College of Law, Meyer took a receptionist position at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld. Thirteen years later, Meyer is still with the firm, only now she’s an attorney, practicing workers’ compensation law.

“I really like helping people through difficult times,” she said. “It’s a dynamic job, there’s a lot of different factors happening all at once. It’s over whelming, but also rewarding.”
Meyer, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, said she has a natural talent to look at complex things and make it easy for her clients to consume.

Meyer is married and is expecting her first child. She grew up in Santa Barbara and spent a brief time in Mexico, but said she and her family are happy on the Central Coast.
“We’re not going anywhere,” she said.

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