“No state is civilized which has citizens too ignorant to help rule it.” – W.E.B. DuBois
Meredith will be graduating from Ithaca College in May 2018 with degrees in Journalism and Politics. She’s hoping to combine her passions for politics and storytelling to pursue a career in the intersection of government and media. Her professional interests are in public policy, law and narrative journalism.
In her free time, Meredith is a daily and devoted listener of NPR podcasts, and volunteers as a tutor for refugees in the Ithaca community. During her final semester at Ithaca College, she is working on a self-constructed independent study which compares U.S. and European media coverage of immigrants from 2012-2017, and the resulting political implications. This study will combine her two majors to explore the ways in which media influences politics through shaping public opinion.
She has given presentations and facilitated workshops for middle school, high school and college students about how to mobilize audiences to act through creating compelling media campaigns. Meredith is passionate about using media as a tool to affect impactful social and political change.
With experience in film production, radio, television and print journalism, Meredith is a highly adaptable communicator that cares deeply about creating media that matters. She believes strongly that knowledge is power, and is committed to strengthening democracy through fostering an informed and engaged electorate.