Meredi Ortega was born in Albany and grew up in the mining town of Tom Price, Western Australia. She left Australia in 2012 and now lives near the River Dee in Aberdeen, Scotland.

She won the Science Poetry Prize in 2013 and was third in the Resurgence Poetry Prize 2015.

Her poems appear in Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, Prayers of a Secular World, The Best Australian Science Writing 2014, Australian Love Poems, Westerly, Indigo, Cordite, and the Science Made Marvellous chapbooks.