Meredith (she/her) is a researcher, cultural worker, writer, radio producer, oral historian, gardener, and caregiver living in Yell County, Arkansas. Her work focuses on re/weaving connections across generations, building and supporting placebased work that is focused on a deep understanding of land and community history, working across divides, situating and elevating caregiving as central to community work, and getting hands in the dirt.
She holds an M.A in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University and is the cofounder of the McElroy House: Organization for Cultural Resources located in Dardanelle, Arkansas. The McElroy House mobilizes cultural organizing and PAR to bring people together across differences and works to support an equitable community in small town Arkansas. She is codirector of the River Valley Adult Learning Alliance, a literacy program serving five rural Arkansas counties. She co-owns Sulphur Springs Truck Patch.