Meredith Stricker is the Chief of Staff of the Crime Lab and Education Lab and works on communications and donor engagement. Meredith comes to the Crime Lab from New York City, where she was the Executive Director of The Soufan Center, a think tank focused on global security and emerging threats. Meredith has over fifteen years of experience in the human rights, peace and security, and development sectors, working on gender policies and economic development programs in the United States, East and West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. An Honors College scholar, Meredith has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University. In her spare time, Meredith practices yoga, reads, and travels.