Along with her husband, Greg Baldwin, Meredith co-founded New Haven Academy, a public, interdistrict magnet high school in New Haven, Connecticut, in 2003. The school was one of the first members of Facing History’s Innovative Schools Network (now Partner Schools Network), and Gavrin has served on the advisory board of the network for the last several years. She received her bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and her M.Ed. at Harvard University and has worked in education for more than 25 years. Gavrin is also the proud parent of three children: Elijah, Caleb and Mia.