Meredith Lukow is the communications lead for the Midwest Comprehensive Center and a communications associate at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Her role at the Midwest Comprehensive Center includes guiding the center’s overall communications strategy and coordinating the efforts of a four-person team that produces videos, blog articles, website content, handouts, posters, social media updates, email newsletters, and more.
Additionally, Lukow currently serves as project manager for Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest, a role that includes tracking and supporting progress across the project and acting as liaison to the REL Midwest governing board. Lukow is also a member of the REL Midwest engagement team, where her primary responsibilities include leading development, maintenance, and strategy for the REL Midwest website, which received more than 10,000 pageviews in 2017.
Previously, Lukow served as the managing editor at the Center for American Progress, where she managed the editorial calendar, led website content curation, and edited reports on topics including education research and policy. She also worked as a program assistant at the Unitarian Universalist Association, where she oversaw the Standing on the Side of Love campaign’s online communications. Lukow graduated from American University with dual bachelor’s degrees in international studies and political science and a minor in Arabic language.