Meher joined the CPC Learning Network as a Graduate Research Assistant in February 2022, while pursuing an MPH in Population and Family Health with a certificate in Health and Human Rights at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, where her interdisciplinary training included focus areas in social determinants of health, international politics, development, and human rights.
Prior to Columbia, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on the No Kid Hungry team, working to advance universal school meal policy efforts and reduce child hunger across Illinois. Meher has worked with several non-profits and community-based organizations engaging in research and advocacy surrounding health equity for underserved populations.
Meher is passionate about social and economic justice, and specifically how these goals intersect with maternal and child health globally. In this work, she seeks to prioritize community, dignity, and collaboration in a decolonial framework.