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Meril Antony, MPA

Meril Antony
SPAA PhD Student

Meril Antony is a Doctoral Candidate in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University–Newark. Her idea of conducting research is to be at the nexus of civil society and academia that allows an understanding of how partnerships can be strengthened for enhancing social impact. Her current research interests include understanding the effects of social class inequality on parental perception regarding family involvement and student outcomes and how schools as institutions can have a positive social impact.


  • MPA: Rutgers University–Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Public Administration
  • MA: Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, Economics
  • BA: University of Delhi, St. Stephen’s College, India, Economics