Get To Know 900lbs: Meghan Harshaw

Name: Meghan Harshaw


What do you at 900 lbs?

I’m a marketing intern, which pretty much means I do anything that needs to be done. This ranges from working on Photoshop, to putting together videos on Premiere, to picking up supplies for the office and keeping up with the blog and social media accounts.


What do you do for fun?

Anything that involves movies. I like watching movies, writing movies, making movies, talking about movies, et cetera. I listen to podcasts (Modern Love is my favorite podcast) and stand-up comedy (Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan), too. When I’m at school, I’m usually on film sets. I’m the First Assistant Director of Northwestern Sketch Television – we make comedic shorts. Check out our Youtube channel if you are so inclined. Also, I eat a lot of ice cream for fun.


If you didn’t grow up in Dallas, where?

I’ve lived in Dallas my whole life. But I’d also consider Key Biscayne, Florida, a second home since I lived with my grandparents there every summer while growing up. Now I attend Northwestern University, so I’m currently living in Chicago.


Favorite music?

Wide variety – I’m unpredictable with my music taste. Bad Suns, Halsey, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, BORNS, James Blake, Sia, Basecamp, Chvrches, Son Lux, John Mayer. I’m guaranteed to like anything with a good beat or strong vocals. Just not country music.


Where do you hang out in your free time?

Tough question. Most of my free time here is spent with my parents and my friends from high school. When I’m home in Dallas, it’s more about who I’m with rather than where I am. My friends and I usually find our way to ice cream places, though. My favorite spots in Dallas are the Angelika Film Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Theater Center and Klyde Warren Park; I love visiting those whenever I can.


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I want to go everywhere! I have a fascination with foreign cultures and languages. At the top of my list right now: Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Norway. It’s also a dream of mine to backpack through Iceland. The goal is to live abroad for a few years after college.


Favorite 900lbs project you’ve worked on so far?

Although I wasn’t actually part of the team when it was created, my favorite 900lbs project is definitely the Boy Scouts of America virtual reality and holodeck. Not only do I love Boy Scouts (my dad was a scoutmaster and my brother is an Eagle Scout), but I’ve also really enjoyed learning about virtual reality and augmented reality here at the company. The project recruited new boy scouts by creating a 3-walled room with projections that immersed users in high adventure activities: zip-lining, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and more. To create the virtual reality, a ton of 360 degree footage was required and I’m totally intrigued by the crazy concept of 360 degree video.