Meredith Heil graduated from The New School’s Eugene Lang College in 2007 with a dual B.A. in Media & Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. She received a MA in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011. After a stint at Indiana University’s Communications & Culture PhD program, she returned home to New York City to work as a journalist and producer. 

Meredith currently works as a Content Editor for Google/Zagat as well as a freelance writer specializing in all things food, drink, travel, and culture. She was previously on staff at as an Editor at Tasting Table and as a National Food & Drink Writer at Thrillist Media Group, and has contributed to publications like Mic.com, Condé Nast Traveler, Inside Hook, Thrillist Travel, Extra Crispy, Time Out New York, Lenny Letter, Brooklyn Magazine, BeerAdvocate, The Hairpin, and more.

Meredith is also an event producer and an avid craft beer geek, heading up Beerded Ladies and throwing beer-centric parties all over the city. She lives in Brooklyn.