After earning degrees from the University of Southern California (USC) and the UCLA Interior Design Program, Meredith Green, Southern California, launched her design firm, Meredith Green Designs LLC, in 2004. She uses her talents as an interior designer for the Theta Xi house at USC, where she serves as house corporation president.
How did you first hear about volunteering for Tri Delta and what made you decide to volunteer?
I first heard about volunteering for Tri Delta from one of my closest USC Tri Delta friends. She was in grad school at USC at the time and decided to volunteer herself and asked if I wanted to help out with the chapter. At first, it was just a great opportunity to spend time with a wonderful friend! Then as I got to know some of the other volunteers I was invited to a house corporation meeting. It was at that first house corporation meeting that I realized perhaps there was a way for me to use my talents as an interior designer to give back to USC, the chapter, and our beautiful historical home.
What do you get most out of volunteering?
Our beautiful house is the constant backdrop of the USC Tri Delta experience. A lot of time and effort goes into maintaining this 124-year-old home, and I learn something new every day. Whether we are redesigning an entire space, salvaging a small historic architectural detail, or a new year has introduced a new “must have” technology, I am constantly learning. I love working with our volunteer team of dedicated, talented and knowledgeable women to help save a small piece of Los Angeles’ architectural history.
What has been the most rewarding experience?
The USC Tri Delta house is not just a place to live, but a place to grow as women. Under its roof, generations of Tri Deltas have developed friendships, achieved their academic goals, and honed their leadership skills. The house continues to play a prominent role in the collegiate living and learning experience, and the house corporation strives to create an environment where our chapter members can flourish. Knowing that my design work and I are a part of that history is extremely rewarding.