In May, Meghan Grace, co-author of the book Generation Z Goes to College, was welcomed to the Plaid team as an Associate to further the reach of her research.  Meghan has diverse experience working in higher education and student affairs with a background in program design and management, Greek organizations, leadership development, event planning, curriculum design, and research and assessment. Currently, Meghan is pursuing her doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership and Policy at Vanderbilt University.

In Generation Z Goes to College, Meghan and her co-author Corey Seemiller strive to help professionals working with Generation Z better understand the newest generation of college students and young professionals. Her work with Generation Z focuses on utilizing generational research to influence individual practices and organizational strategies that promote empowering environments and experiences for members of Generation Z.  Meghan serves Plaid primarily in the area of facilitation on the topic of understanding Generation Z, providing insight into their characteristics, perspectives, motivations, and concerns.

Since joining Plaid, Meghan has been asked to speak at conferences such as FEA Annual Conference where she presented on her findings related to Generation Z’s mindset, how they interact with others, and how they use technology in their communication.

Chris Woods, one of Plaid’s partners said, “Plaid is elated to have Meghan as a part of the team.  Her ability to transform her research findings into actionable strategies provides organizations with the wisdom to meet the needs of their newest members and employees.  We look forward to supporting Meghan in her continued efforts of understanding and advocating on behalf of this next generation of leaders.”    To learn more about Meghan’s research or bring her to your campus please contact Plaid at