Meriah Griego

Research Assistant Professor, Director for Center for Education Policy Research
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Biography 

Meriah E. Heredia-Griego currently serves as a research assistant professor at the Center for Education Policy Research and the Division of Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Mexico.

Research Interests 

Meriah E. Heredia-Griego currently serves as a research assistant professor at the Center for Education Policy Research and the Division of Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Mexico. Within this position she conducts research and evaluation on several large-scale projects, including the Lumina Latino Student Success Initiative, WKKF New Mexico Learning and Evaluation Consortium, and U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Training investments in New Mexico. During the NM legislative session, she serves as the UNM Legislative Bill Tracker conducting legislative bill and policy analysis. She has over ten years of experience in working on college readiness, access, persistence, and graduation issues with students, families, leaders, and policymakers. She teaches courses for emerging educational leaders in the areas of policy research and politics in the College of Education, Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Program. She has a BA in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Chicano Studies and Masters of Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Community Development from the University of New Mexico. In 2013, she earned her PhD in Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University.