Meg Svoboda has extensive experience in budgetary and fiscal matters as well as policy development. Before she joined the California Senate Office of Research in 2007, Svoboda served as a manager for the Board of Equalization’s budget unit. Prior to that, she was the Legislative Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Financial Institutions and a policy committee consultant with the California Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance. Svoboda has also served as a fiscal and policy analyst with the Legislative Analyst's Office, focusing on business development and regulation.
She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from DePauw University and a master's degree in public administration from Columbia University