Meredith has extensive experience collaborating with practitioners, policymakers, and government agencies on projects designed to evaluate, implement, scale, and improve public policies and programs as well as access to the democratic process. She aims to utilize Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approaches in her research – conducting rigorous and systematic research with the collaboration of those directly impacted by the issue being studied.
Along with being a Senior Researcher at the Possibility Lab, she is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy and a trained political scientist (Ph.D. from Princeton University). Her work focuses on political access, community engagement, and inequality – both broadly and within the criminal legal system.
Meredith’s research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Psychology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Punishment & Society, Journal of Urban Design, and cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and New Republic.
Before researching at the Possibility Lab, Meredith had various roles, which include: counselor-ing at a summer camp in upstate New York, teaching at a school in the Bahamas, bun-slinging a fancy bakery in San Francisco, and data crunching at a presidential campaign headquarters in Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys sampling new hot sauces and chasing her three-year-old.