Meredith graduated as salutatorian from Western Guilford High School in 2013. She went on to attend UNC Chapel Hill and was a part of their honors college and Excel Carolina program. During her time at UNC Chapel Hill, she studied Chemistry and minored in Biology. Meredith was on the Dean’s List and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa during her senior year. During her sophomore year she started research in a neuropharmacology lab, where she continued to pursue her interest in neuroscience. Meredith also became very interested in the social determinants of medicine and healthcare, which she pursued through a grant she received. She received the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship along with the Taylor Award to pursue this research. Meredith eventually had the opportunity to present her research at the Society of General Internal Medicine conference in April of 2017.
After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, Meredith moved to Boston where she conducted clinical research at Boston Children’s Hospital in genetic epilepsies. She presented her research at multiple national conferences and is co-authored on several academic publications.
Currently, Meredith attends UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where she is Co-President of the Association of Women Surgeons group and runs the research division of their student government. She was also awarded a summer fellowship to pursue research in otolaryngology.
Meredith is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, briefly moved to Boston to work as a clinical research coordinator for Boston Children’s Hospital, and is currently a medical student at UNC Chapel Hill. She is a born and raised Tar Heel and therefore a huge college basketball fan. In her spare time, Meredith loves to run, cook, sing, listen to podcasts, and travel. Her love of traveling began when she spent a month in Sri Lanka living with a host family and shadowing in a government run hospital. Meredith can also speak a little bit of Lingala - an African language spoken in the Congo