Meg Everett

Meg Everett is a Regent’s Fellow and doctoral student in the Learning Sciences and Human Development program with a Designated Emphasis in New Media. Her research interests include critical media literacy, participatory technologies, computer-mediated learning and communication, and the intersection of schools and social media.

She has received the Learning Sciences Certificate in Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, and Education Research and as member of the project team Online@BSE, she is currently exploring innovative approaches to higher education. The team is developing curriculum and tools using a design-based approach with mixed methods and UX processes to respond to workforce needs in teacher preparation. Under the mentorship of Professor Glynda Hull, she has also worked as a Graduate Student Instructor for EDUC 140 (The Art of Making Meaning: Educational Perspectives on Literacy and Learning in a Global World) while simultaneously coordinating undergraduate volunteer placements in K-12 schools across the East Bay. Meg served as a graduate student representative on Berkeley’s Student Technology Council, and mentors undergraduate students in qualitative research methods through the Berkeley Center for New Media.

Meg received her BA with Highest Honors in History and International Relations from the University of California, Davis. She taught music and 6th grade ELA and Social Studies and coached incoming teachers in Indianola, Miss., with Teach for America before relocating to New Orleans. As a 3-6 grade teacher with KIPP New Orleans Schools, she served as a grade level team leader, completed the KIPP School Leadership Program, and fostered a passion for utilizing technology in the classroom and supporting other teachers in creatively incorporating digital media into their teaching practice. Before coming to Berkeley, she also worked as an online English language instructor for VIPKid and consulted on the development of online curriculum for expanded learning programs.

When she is not laughing at TikTok videos on the internet for research, you can find her at the gym training for her next race, or sitting outside with a good book in hand.

Specializations and Interests

student literacy practices, participatory technologies, computer-mediated learning and communication, the intersection of schooling and social media

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BA, History, UC Davis
BA, International Relations, UC Davis