Megan Sweas is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. She writes about social and economic justice issues and world religions and is the author of Putting Education to Work: How Cristo Rey High Schools are Transforming Urban Education (HarperOne, 2014). She is an editor at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture based at University of Southern California. She previously was an editor at U.S. Catholic magazine. Sweas was an Annenberg Fellow at the USC, where she earned a master's degree in specialized journalism. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.