Meg Fosque

Meg Fosque

Roy and Lila Ash Fellow
MC/MPA AY2021-2022
Meg Fosque

Meg Fosque is committed to developing scalable solutions to economic inequality and social stratification in the United States. For the past fourteen years she has led innovative policy and direct-action campaigns that empower people to create more just workplaces, economies, and communities.

In 2007, Meg launched her career as a social justice organizer in New York City. Over the next fourteen years, she organized with thousands of service-sector workers in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C. to transform low-wage jobs into middle-class professions. She has led dozens of campaigns at the national, state, and local level whose successes include securing historic increases in the minimum wage for tipped workers in New York State and ending JPMorgan Chase's investment in private detention centers and prisons. Most recently, she headed strategic planning for a hospitality workers' union in Washington D.C. and coordinated a campaign to secure pandemic relief payments for undocumented workers in New York.

Meg’s commitment to social justice is rooted in her experience of growing up in a small town in rural Virginia: poverty and systemic racism were not distant injustices but the struggles of friends and neighbors; and being a part of a tight-knit community instilled in her a deep belief that individuals do better when society as a whole does better.