• Meriah Heredia-Griego is the director of the University of New Mexico’s Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR).
  • Heredia-Griego works closely with the Division of Equity and Inclusion and is a senior fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at UNM. Within this position she conducts research and evaluation on several large-scale projects, including the Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Programs in New Mexico, the Lumina Latino Student Success Initiative and the WKKF New Mexico Learning and Evaluation Virtual Consortium.
  • During the legislative session, Heredia-Griego serves as the University Legislative Bill Tracker conducting legislative bill and policy analysis. She has over 10 years of experience working on college readiness, access, persistence, and graduation issues with students, families, leaders, and policy-makers.
  • Heredia-Griego was recently elected to the Advisory Council for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) where she serves as a co-chair for the CHCI Strategic Planning Committee.

Additional areas of interest
Heredia-Griego's scholarly interests include education policy, narrative inquiry, construction of student identities in policy discourse, Hispanic Serving Institution leadership, and government relations and lobbying in higher education

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