Richard Schmittgen

Program Coordinator @ Meridian

Rich Schmittgen currently serves as a Program Coordinator within Meridian's GlobalConnect Division. He first joined Meridian as a Program Associate in Fall 2016. In his time at Meridian, he has worked on projects funded by the US Department of State, US Trade Development Agency, and private companies on topics ranging from food safety to American start-up culture. Rich graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with a double-major in Political Science and Asian Studies with a concentration in Chinese. Prior to coming to Meridian, he worked as a clerk in the litigation department of one of the largest law firms in North Carolina, and taught English in Mallorca, Spain as part of the Spanish government's North American language and cultural ambassadors program.