Team Member

Meredith Welch

Meredith Welch

Higher Education Research and Policy Assistant

Meredith has left The Education Trust for her next adventure. Though she is no longer at Ed Trust, we maintain this bio page as a record of the wonderful work she contributed while with us.


As a member of the Higher Education team, Meredith analyzes data to better understand and highlight socioeconomic and racial patterns in educational opportunity and achievement. She supports various projects, including the Access to Success Initiative and the College Results Online portfolio.

Prior to joining The Education Trust, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Michigan on an evaluation of a girls’ empowerment and education program taking place in rural India. While a student at the University of Michigan, Meredith taught Spanish to elementary students and tutored an English learner in math and writing.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and Spanish from the University of Michigan.

What are people most surprised to learn about you?
I used to write for a street style fashion blog.

What drew you to education?
I became interested in education through teaching English to non-native speakers of all ages. While working with a third grade ELL student in my community, I saw firsthand the challenges and lack of supports he had in his school. These experiences and my interest in research were central to my decision to pursue education policy.

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