Meredith Joined Knight Foundation in February 2002. She was promoted to assistant to the vice president of communities in 2006, where her talents for process engineering and teamwork fuel continuous improvement in the department and across the foundation. Meredith is the chief architect of the community program's grant making process and has created and led many cross-departmental teams to improve efficiencies within the foundation. As assistant to the vice president she helps oversee budget planning and compliance, grant-making, reporting and continuous performance improvement of community program team members.
As program director Meredith co-develops and helps to lead some of Knight Foundation's insight-driven multi-city initiatives. These include the Knight Community Information Challenge - which has enticed about one-third of the community foundations and place-based foundations in the US to attempt to fund local news and information services. She is also one of two program directors responsible for the emerging Black Males Initiative – an initiative that seeks to engage black men and boys as assets to their communities. Meredith also manages a portfolio of grants in communities where Knight Foundation doesn't have a program director.
Before joining Knight Foundation, she was a coordinator for the McNair Graduate Opportunity Program at the University of New Hampshire. She is the former assistant to the program director for the Minority Opportunity through School Transformation Program at the University of Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.