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 freelance writer and reporter specializing in all things food, drink, travel, and culture. She was previously on staff at Tasting Table and Thrillist Media Group, and has contributed to Mic.com, Condé Nast Traveler, Time Out New York, Lenny Letter, Brooklyn Magazine, The Beer Necessities, BeerAdvocate, The L Magazine, The Hairpin, and American Food Roots.

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