While matriculating as an undergrad at West Chester University in 1990, he was voted the very first African American Homecoming King in the history of the university. He earned his Master’s degree in Human Services from The Lincoln University, the first HBCU to issue degrees. His research focused on reversing voter apathy among the 18 – 35 year old demographic. His passion for involving young adults in the political realm led him to create the Hip Hop Agenda, Inc. – an organization focused on politically empowering young voters. His organization partnered with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for the nationally recognized “Citizens for Change/Vote or Die” campaign. Through this, he helped to register voters for more than 10,000 college students in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh during the 2004 Presidential election in one day. He also co-founded the National Political Hip Hop Convention held in 2004 in Newark, NJ. Over 6,000 young adult delegates’ attended nationwide.
He has managed and directed the successful political campaigns of Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., and PA State Representative Kenyatta Johnson. His relentless campaigning efforts resulted in him serving as the Chief-of-Staff for Representative Johnson.
Mega is still active in the community and in which he grew up. He is the recipient of the Philadelphia Mayor’s citation and guiding light community activist award from the Honorable Mayor John F. Street. In addition the Philadelphia Tribune (the oldest African-American Newspaper) named him as one of Philadelphia’s Most Influential African-Americans under the Age of 40 to watch. He is the founding board member of “The Men of Wynnefield”, a grassroots men's organization whose mission is to empower men and boys who reside in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.
Mega served as Dean of Students at Walter D. Palmer Charter High School. In addition to being the Dean of culture and climate he taught civic engagement and rites of passage classes. Today, he serves as a Dean of Students at a prominent African centered high school wherein part he is responsible for maintaining and sustaining the rich African centered culture, history and the African centered pedagogy of the institution.
With all he has done nationally, he is a loving father and a Philadelphia high school basketball coach. In his free time he loves to play chess while smoking his favorite “brotherhood” brand cigars. He is a consummate achiever and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.