University of Chicago
Heather is a second-year at the University of Chicago majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Human Rights. Heather is the founder and COO of a nonprofit called “Thank a Veteran” that aims to thank our veterans, soldiers, and their families. In addition, she works in a diverse classroom in Chicago through the Neighborhood Schools Program. Heather loves civic engagement and serving in many capacities; some of her involvement includes serving on the student advisory committees for the Office of Civic Engagement and Center for College Student Success, as an Institute of Politics Fellows Ambassador, as a captain for cheer, on the boards of the Maroon Veterans Alliance, Socioeconomic Diversity Alliance, and Chicago Peace Corp, and in various other organizations such as Supplies for Dreams, UChicago Democracy Initiative, and Questbridge. Heather has also served as the Program Development Intern at Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship and interned with Women Winning.