Meredith has worked in affordable housing for six years, first in advocacy at Greenbelt Alliance, South Bay and then in housing policy as a Senior Planner for Urban Planning Partners. While at Urban Planning Partners, Meredith managed several Housing Elements and led the Alameda County Planning Collaborative to build capacity for affordable housing solutions and facilitate regional collaboration. She also managed two research-driven projects in Oakland to facilitate ADU development and cost-saving, innovative construction practices. Her Innovation in Oakland research and zoning reforms to expand housing options and affordability was honored by the Northern California American Planning Association with a Best Practices Award of Excellence for its commitment to racial equity. Meredith has an M.A. in International Policy and Development from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a B.S. in Linguistics from Truman State University. When she’s not navigating zoning codes, Meredith can be found on the soccer field or on a hiking trail.