Dr. Meg Palisoc was the Co-Founder and CEO of Synergy Academies, a non-profit organization that operates nationally recognized urban public charter schools in South Los Angeles. Since 2004, Meg co-founded three STEM-focused schools: Synergy Charter Academy, Synergy Kinetic Academy, and Synergy Quantum Academy, which serve over 1300 students in grades K-12. In 2013, Synergy’s elementary school was named the Best Urban Elementary School in America and the #1 charter elementary school in California.
Prior to starting Synergy, Meg was a former LAUSD teacher, writing coach, and visual and performing arts coordinator. Teaching was a second career for Meg. Meg was formerly the Director of Engineering Career Services at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and left higher education to pursue teaching after witnessing a lack of inner-city students persisting in college, let alone in the engineering fields, firsthand. Meg became a teacher to help more kids get into colleges such as USC.
Meg is now an executive coach and consultant for school leaders as well as a life coach. Additionally, Meg is pursuing a career in acting under the stage name, Meg Lin.