Meredith Segal is an American social entrepreneur, education reformer, and political strategist.
Meredith founded and led Students for Barack Obama and was selected as one of the original 10 National Co-Chairs of President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She has also worked for Senator Sanders and has consulted for candidate and issue campaigns domestically and internationally.
Meredith was one of the founding leaders of Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where she directed operations, student services, and community engagement. She subsequently served as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategy for Match Education in Boston, Massachusetts.
Most recently, Meredith co-founded the African Development University (A.D.U.) in Niger, the least developed country in the world according to the Human Development Index. The mission of A.D.U. is to prepare the most talented young women and men in Francophone Africa to lead the development of their nations as entrepreneurs, accountants, physicians, engineers and government officials.
Meredith earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, where she received the Unsung Hero award and the President’s award. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. At HKS, she was selected as a Gleitsman Leadership Fellow through the Center for Public Leadership, won the Lucius N. Littauer Award, was elected Class Marshal, and was granted a fellowship through the Women and Public Policy Program.
Meredith has served on the boards of Democrats for Education Reform – Massachusetts and the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts. She was also recently elected to the Alumni Board of Directors of the Harvard Kennedy School.