Heather has initiated and managed international training programs for 18 years with a strong focus on NGO capacity building, social enterprise development, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, social media and technology in emerging markets and developing countries. These programs include E-Mediat: Tools, Technology and Training, TechWomen, Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability and Women in Technology MENA. Heather also led a USAID-funded WIT pilot program, managed corporate scholarships, teacher exchange programs and study abroad scholarships and supported foreign Fulbright Students.
Prior to joining IIE, Heather recruited students from around the world for English language schools in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Heather also worked in Bucharest, Romania planning education programs at Casa Deschisa, a shelter for street children. Heather earned a Master’s degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with a focus on Gender and International Development, and a Bachelor’s degree in French and Journalism.