In 2009, Meg started a PhD program in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine and received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award to study technology use in education. Her work built off of her design and research experiences at Northwestern and Intel.

At Irvine, Meg designed and led a research project with elementary school teachers in the Southern California area, dubbed "Schoobicomp" (a combination of the words School and Ubicomp). She has published on the challenges that schools face when defining acceptable use of technology. Her Master's thesis summaries a design research approach to developing technology for classrooms and proposes design guidelines within the context of evolving learning theories. In 2012, Meg decided to take a position at Citrix as a designer after completing advancement and her Masters thesis.