Heidi has more than 15 years of expertise working across the international public health and development sectors managing and implementing projects that integrate community-based, user-centered approaches for health to support complex health systems, build capacity, and foster partnerships. Her expertise focuses on the intersection of using applied technologies for health in limited resource settings.
She earned an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College focused on post-colonialism, cultural anthropology and media theory; a Masters in International Affairs from The New School for Social Research; and holds a Masters in Social Design from MICA.
After years working as a documentary photographer and experience leading children's photography workshops with UNICEF in West Africa, Heidi founded Photo Story Workshop in 2019. The workshops offer a creative, low-cost way to engage children's social-emotional wellbeing through arts integration, build voice, and promote positive community-led social change. Photo Story Workshop is a recipient of the MICA Up/Start venture capital award 2020.
She is also a mama of two kids and a puppy, paleo baker, cyclist, gut-biome investigator, and world traveler with 50 countries spread across a few passports. However more recently is enjoying working from home in Baltimore for Digital Square/PATH in between exploring swimming holes.