Growing up in North Carolina, Meredith had the opportunity to take frequent weekend trips to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina where she fell in love with the natural world. After earning a BS in Business from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC, Meredith knew she wanted to do more for the environment and her local communities. Meredith traveled to Pittsburgh, PA where she earned her MBA in Sustainability from Duquesne University. After moving back to South Carolina, Meredith spent the last 3 years as a Development Manager for a non-profit animal sanctuary. She is now extremely excited to get back to her passion in environmental conservation during this service year with Conserving Carolina! During her free time, Meredith loves reading, teaching herself photography, and discovering new waterfalls hikes.