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.

Meredith is a freelance journalist specializing in all things food, drink, travel, and culture. She was previously on staff as Content Editor at Google focusing on products like Zagat, Google Dining, and Google Trips, as an Editor at Tasting Table, and as a National Food & Drink Writer at Thrillist Media Group. Her freelance work has been featured in many publications including Wine Enthusiast, Eater, Food & Wine, VinePair, Thrillist, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Mic.com, InsideHook, The Bourbon Review, and Greatist, among others.

Meredith is also an event producer, beer expert, and co-founder of NYC’s Beerded Ladies. She lives in Chicago.