Meerah Powell is an alum from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Along with a journalism major, Meerah also completed a philosophy minor and graduated at the end of winter term 2017.
Meerah grew up in Eugene, Oregon and began attending concerts, playing instruments and becoming involved in the music scene early in middle school. In more recent years, she has been writing about music for the Daily Emerald - a student newspaper at the University of Oregon, and Eugene Weekly - Eugene's alternative weekly paper.
Meerah is currently the Eugene Weekly's Calendar Editor, and was the Emerald's 2016-2017 Digital Managing Editor.
Though she mainly photographs and writes about live music in the Pacific Northwest, Meerah prides herself in having a diverse workload.
She worked as a photographer for the University of Oregon School of Journalism's OR Magazine in 2016. The issue was focused on solution journalism and her group specifically worked on a story about women farmers in Oregon.
She was also has experience in news writing and broadcast journalism and was a Jon R. Tuttle intern for Oregon Public Broadcasting. There she wrote stories for web and radio and voiced her own stories on air, broadcast all throughout Oregon.