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 currently works as a freelance journalist specializing in all things food, drink, travel, and culture. She was previously on staff as Content Editor at Google working on products like Zagat, Google Dining, and Google Travel, as an Editor at Tasting Table, and as a National Food & Drink Writer at Thrillist Media Group. She has contributed to many publications including Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Mic.com, InsideHook, Extra Crispy, Greatist, The Beer Necessities, Time Out New York, Lenny Letter, The L Magazine, and BeerAdvocate.

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