Meridith has served as a guest professor and adjudicator at festivals and institutions around the country, teaching students at levels ranging from middle-schoolers to graduate students to working professionals. As a Guest Professor for the MFA program in Contemporary Performance at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, Meridith taught the Business of Acting, directed actor showcases, and mentored several students. In 2017, she was a featured presenter at the StateraArts National Conference and became the founder and regional coordinator of the StateraArts, NYC mentorship chapter.
Meridith taught improvisation as an Associate Faculty for The Second City Training Center in Chicago, IL, co-creating and facilitating their youth program, which remains one of Second City’s largest grossing programs to this day. Most recently, she served on faculty at The Peoples Improv Theatre (The PIT) in NYC, teaching improvisation and comedy. Incorporating the techniques she learned from leading workshops internationally for corporate teams, festivals and universities, Meridith founded her own company Grundei Coaching, which works with emerging corporate leaders from the likes of Johnson & Johnson and CU LEEDS School of Business.
In 2013 Meridith was invited as a Guest Artist to work at the CounterPulse in San Francisco, where she collaborated with war veterans and performers on an original performance for ECHOTHEATRESUITCASE. It was this project that inspired her to start working on the story about her veteran father titled, The Father Project.