After graduating from Choate Rosemary Hall, Meredith went on to Princeton, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing and a certificate in Italian language and literature.
Meredith studied poetry with Pulitzer-Prize winners Yusef Komunyakaa and Paul Muldoon. Her thesis, “The Tower,” was praised by faculty as a masterful work of poetry, written in a language as intensely private, personal, and powerful as she was. Meredith spent her entire life in the service of others and leaves a powerful, enduring legacy as a patient advocate and a compassionate citizen of the world.
Meredith is survived by her husband of 11 years, Newton Holt; sister Melanie Calu; her parents; and a multitude of grateful family, friends, and allies. In lieu of flowers and cards, please contribute $42, one dollar for each year of her life, to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org).