Meredith M. Paker
Meredith is a University of Georgia graduate in Economics dedicated to using social science, history, and technology for the social good. She is currently a Master’s student and Marshall Scholar at Oxford, where she is studying unemployment in 1920s Britain to explore the relationship between theory and empirical evidence in economics. In her research experiences, she has developed and analyzed datasets on prescription drug use in the United States, contributing to projects identifying policy-relevant demographic trends in off-label prescribing and examining the effects of employment status on psychotropic drug use. She has also taught programming classes for a new education nonprofit and was a college radio DJ and exec board member of WUOG 90.5FM, one of the largest college FM stations in the US. Her academic awards include the British Government Marshall Scholarship, the University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship & Stamps Scholarship, the Terry Honors Senior of the Year, and the Terry Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Economics. An avid hiker, Meredith trekked to Everest Base Camp (5380m) in 2017 and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m) in 2014. She is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. In her spare time, she plays a variety of sports and is exploring applications of machine learning to social science and policy.
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