Meg joined PPS in February 2010. Meg graduated from the University of Chicago in 2009 with honors and a double major in Geography and International Studies. After studying abroad in Rome in 2006, she returned a year later to conduct independent fieldwork for her senior thesis analyzing the urban geography and the political securitization surrounding local Roma community settlements (the campi nomadi). While a student at UChicago, Meg worked with the Metropolitan Planning Council as a case studies writer for Project for Public Spaces’ Placemaking Chicago Project. She also worked as a community outreach intern at Chicago’s Metropolitan Tenants Organization, providing free legal council to local tenants facing foreclosure.
Previously, Meg was a research associate at Mari Gallagher Research and Consulting in Chicago where she helped produce reports on urban food justice issues and transportation for seniors. Meg grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her favorite public space is Place du Général de Gaulle in Lille, France.
University of Chicago, Geography and International Studies, 2009
French & Italian