Elizabeth Meza


Dr. Elizabeth Meza is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

Before becoming an education researcher, Dr. Meza was a community college practitioner and served in administrative roles and as a Sociology faculty member at several community colleges in Washington state.

Now, as an educational researcher & consultant, Dr. Meza believes in the power of knowledge to create focused, organized, and persistent initiatives that can create equitable solutions to today's education and workforce challenges.

Through a range of methodological approaches, Dr. Meza's research agenda seeks to identify and address inequities that hinder American higher education from delivering on its promise of equity for all students, and centers community colleges as engines for opportunity and workforce development.

Dr. Meza is a New America Education Policy Program Fellow for Community Colleges.