Meredith Wong is one of Slover Linett’s multidisciplinary researchers, collaboratively responsible for designing, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative studies in the arts, museums, and other areas of culture. Since joining Slover Linett in early 2017, initially in the supporting role of research manager, Meredith has played key roles in our community and audience research work for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Goodman Theatre, Navy Pier, Georgia O’Keefe Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Harley Davidson Museum, and other clients. She has also led Slover Linett’s exploration of new data visualization and reporting approaches and serves on the steering group for the firm’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiative.
Meredith brings social research and arts experience from her academic and nonprofit work prior to Slover Linett, including positions as a research assistant in the Oregon Community Foundation’s arts and culture initiatives, as a graduate fellow in the arts and administration program at the University of Oregon, and as a donor researcher in that university’s advancement office. Meredith holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from DePaul University, with a minor in art and design, and earned her master’s in arts management at the University of Oregon with a concentration in community arts (her project examined the impact of after-school arts programs on youth living in poverty). She served as coordinator for the Cultural Research Network (CRN), is an advisory board member for She Crew, and joined the Young Leaders Fund Initiative of the Chicago Community Trust to support nonprofits that work in economic and community development. Meredith spends her non-research time camping, hiking, waltz dancing, and training for a marathon.