Megan Fowler

Director of Communications

Megan Fowler is the Director of Communications for Polaris. With some 15 years of professional experience in strategic nonprofit communications, Ms. Fowler leads the Public Outreach and Communications team’s activities to raise Polaris's profile and further its programmatic objectives. Under Ms. Fowler’s leadership, the communications team has significantly increased the organization’s reach and audience: media attention to Polaris and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline has increased 4-fold, online fundraising has tripled, and tens of thousands of people have joined the organization’s email and social media channels. In addition, her strategic counsel on hotline promotion and outreach has helped to dramatically increase the number of victims who have reached out and received help through the NHTRC hotline and Polaris’s BeFree textline.

Prior to joining Polaris, Ms. Fowler led the communications department of Refugees International, where she developed and implemented multi-channel communications strategies that successfully increased support for refugees and displaced people from Iraq, Sudan, Burma, and more. She also elevated the advocacy recommendations of the San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Fund and significantly increased media attention around factory farm pollution and the need for clean energy as a member of the Sierra Club’s media team.


Blog Posts by Megan Fowler

2016 Statistics Map Out Clear Routes for Combating Trafficking

Megan Fowler|January 31, 2017

When you're travelling into uncharted territory, it's useful to have a map of the terrain around you. Here at Polaris, we're using data to develop maps of the most direct routes to eradicating human trafficking and supporting survivors.

Raising Awareness Today—and Every Day

Megan Fowler|January 11, 2017

This Human Trafficking Awareness Day, let’s channel our emotions into action.

What We've Learned from 6,000 Human Trafficking Cases in 2015

What We've Learned from 6,000 Human Trafficking Cases in 2015

Megan Fowler|January 28, 2016

More survivors reached out to the hotlines for help than ever before.