Meg specializes in research- and interview-based writing, including articles, blog posts and newsletter content. A former education reporter, she has extensive knowledge around teaching and learning, in addition to school finance, special education and educational disparities.
She is also practiced in writing about state and local government, having covered the policies and proceedings of school boards, select boards, city councils and state legislatures. This includes the municipal approval process for cannabis businesses in Massachusetts, as well as the development of a new legal cannabis market in Vermont.
Meg's other areas of expertise include equity, rural issues and arts and culture.
Meg is an avid reader with a penchant for cozy murder mysteries and psychological thrillers. A lifelong musician, she loves to sing and can play the flute, the saxophone and a bit of piano (the last of which she has been teaching herself during the pandemic). In her spare time she also enjoys embroidery projects, spending time with her cat, Penny, and getting outside for hiking or kayaking.
As a writer, Meg enjoys distilling complex topics to make important information more accessible. Equity is a core consideration in all of her work, regardless of the topic, and she hopes to use the written word to forge a better tomorrow. She is particularly interested in the framework of solutions journalism and pursues opportunities that allow her to highlight "what's working" and how others can use this knowledge.
As an undergraduate at the University of Denver, Meg completed a triple major in journalism studies, English and French. She also served as executive editor of the campus newspaper, The Clarion. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa honor society as a senior and graduated Summa Cum Laude after completing an undergraduate research thesis comparing French and American news coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis through the lens of cultural relationship to objectivity.
As a former education beat reporter, Meg has an extensive knowledge of education topics. She has previously written about everything from competency-based education and trauma-informed learning to student-led protests and the achievement/opportunity gap.
Meg has covered government at both the local and state level, exploring topics such as the municipal budget process, public safety policies, government workforce demographics and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipalities.
Meg has written about the local approval process for cannabis businesses in Massachusetts, the impact of cannabis revenues on municipalities and the development of a new legal cannabis industry in Vermont.
As a matter of course, Meg prioritizes equity and inclusion in her work, but she has also written explicitly about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in schools, governments and businesses. Previous projects have focused on the disparate impacts of school resource officers, disparities in access to advanced coursework and diversity among municipal leaders.
The child of a former music therapist and a former middle school band director, Meg has had a keen interest in music since a young age. She has written musician profiles, album reviews, concert re-caps and more.
As a newspaper reporter, arts and culture was one of Meg's primary beats. She has written about cultural festivals, the creative economy, specific artists and exhibits, and more. Her reporting has been honored twice by the New Hampshire Press Association in the entertainment category.
Meg has written hundreds of articles for publications and content clients alike. She is skilled at combining data and research with interviews and human stories to get to the heart of an issue or concept.
Meg has written SEO-optimized blog posts for clients ranging from a Christian life coach to a uniform rental company. She prides herself on creating accessible content tailored to the brand's audience and voice.