Meghan Neace received her BS in Organismal Biology from Auburn University, followed by a BA in Fine Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and a MS in Medical Illustration at Augusta University.
Attending Auburn University on a Presidential Award for National Merit Scholars she received the REU grant for research at the Auburn Natural History Museum. This work was presented at the Emerging Researchers National Conference in Washington DC and was published on the cover of Hydrobiologia. Meghan also held a position at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History’s Entomology Department for Scientific Illustration, leading to three publications of newly identified beetle species.
She continued her education at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she received the departmental McCutcheon Family Art award for excellence and the Juror’s Award for Outstanding Artwork: First Place at Boyden Gallery. During this time she started her own business as Technical Illustration Studio LLC, providing scientific illustrations for websites, presentations, and publications. She then worked as a Scientific Illustrator for the Calvert Marine Museum before starting her masters degree in Medical Illustration at Augusta University.
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