I have a co-worker who communicates very little during meetings. She is very talkative and outgoing in other situations outside the scheduled meetings.
My supervisors keeps asking the two of us to work together on various projects. During these meetings, the co-workers just gets started on the project immediately on her computer, not discussing anything before we start. When I stop to discuss and try to coordinate some efforts, she keeps going. When a third member was recently added to our team, he became quite agitated after he tried for 30 minutes to exchange ideas and resources before starting, but she just ignored him and kept on typing and doing everything on her own. She submits the finished work entirely on her own, without even running it by me, though is should be a shared work, will at least stop to answer my questions about what she is doing, but it is difficult to get her to discuss much else. Her resulting work is rushed and ignores the criticisms the supervisor made on previous work.
Can there be some cultural explanation, as she this is a US workplace, but she is a foreigner from the Philippines?
How do I address a co-worker not willing to take part in meetings? Neither of us are assigned as a leader. The supervisor is never around during the meetings, or fails to pay attention.