Meriah E. Heredia-Griego, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Meriah E. Heredia-Griego currently serves as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico Cradle to Career Policy Institute (CCPI). CCPI partners with key education agencies and stakeholders to conduct applied research in the areas of education policy and program evaluation, making data and research available and useful for decision makers. Dr. Heredia-Griego's research portfolio includes higher education policy, equity-focused research, qualitative research methods, community based participatory research, action research, Hispanic Serving Institution leadership, and workforce training programs. She has over fifteen years of experience working on college readiness, access, persistence, and graduation issues with students, families, leaders, and policy-makers. Dr. Heredia-Griego was elected to the Advisory Council for the Congressonal Hispanic Caucus Institue (CHCI) where she serves as a co-chair for the CHCI Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Heredia-Griego is also a part-time instructor in Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education where she teaches courses focused on developing emerging educational leaders. She has a BA in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Chicana/o 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.