Director of Journalism Program
Meilan is a member of Embolden’s social media team, producing visual and written content for a variety of platforms. She and Sarah Smith also spearhead the Student Leadership Program in Journalism, which is set to debut in Winter 2020.
During her time as a Loudoun County Public School student, Meilan participated in an array of career immersion programs, including the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference and several local journalism workshops. Now, she wants to offer this same opportunity to the next generation of students. She is Smithsonian.com’s assistant digital editor, humanities, overseeing arts, culture, and history coverage for the magazine’s Smart News section.
Meilan graduated from the College of William & Mary/University of St Andrews Joint Degree Programme with a degree in English.