Lead Experience Researcher at Airbnb's Research Studio
Meredith Hitchcock is a user experience researcher who focuses on technology for social impact. She is currently a Lead Experience Researcher at Airbnb’s Research Studio, conducting research to guide the company’s approach to social impact and inclusivity. Hitchcock was the co-founder and COO of the pre-arrest diversion startup RideAlong. At RideAlong, Hitchcock built software to provide first responders with real-time information so they could more safely interact with people experiencing mental illness and divert them away from jails and ERs. Previously, Hitchcock was the User Experience Lead at the criminal justice reform startup Promise, a Safety & Justice design fellow at Code for America, and spent 5+ years at Google.