resume

From policy analyst to team leader, Heather’s employers and community have come to see her as a fierce and reliable worker with whom they trust inherently in her ability to deliver strong and consistent results and add value. Heather’s advocacy for Black and brown lives in Berlin and at her university has led to press coverage and a strong relationship with her university’s administration to develop policy solutions to alleviate pain points. Through nurtured partnerships with multiple firms, a strong emphasis on research and storytelling, and a strong leadership, Heather lead the creation and product design of ‘empower’, a new corporate magazine to showcase the Data&Research sector of the non-profit.

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publications

For the past two years, I have worked as a Research Policy Analyst for the German non-profit, enpact e.V., while I earned my Master of Public Policy from The Hertie School. Between the two, I have worked as lead researcher and author of the following publications:

Bloomberg feature

Berlin Spat shows German students facing racism lack support

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'empower' issue #2: Berlin

product design, editor, & lead author

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Is police violence higher in American suburbs?
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The lasting effect of chattel slavery on America's Labor Market Economy

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professional experience

It took me some time to find my passion in policy and advocacy. Along the way, I worked as an engineer, a business consultant, and a freelance writer.


2019 -
present

Manager of Data & Research

enpact, e.V. | Berlin, Germany
  • Responsible for leading a team of writers, analysts, coordinators, and designers to produce quantitative and qualitative reports on startup ecosystems in emerging economies globally.

  • Responsible for validating data and research product ideas to generate an independent and steady revenue stream for the sector.

  • Team lead, editor in chief, and contributing author of empower #2: Senegal
    Commissioned by the SenStartup

  • Product designer and lead author of the ‘empower’ enpact branded reports to appeal to policy makers, entrepreneurs, startup ecosystem builders, and online content consumers. Commissioned by the Berlin Senate

  • Lead author and analyst of the 2019 Bangkok Startup Ecosystem Report.
    Commissioned by the Thai National Innovation Agency (NIA)

2020 -
2019

Managing Director

ThinkLions | Remote
  • Managed a team of designers, software developers, and researchers to deliver high-quality business plans and low-fidelity MVPs for entrepreneurs to develop their business, go to market, and secure funding.

  • Secured high client success rates including a 13% conversion click through rates on their websites and to raise $150,000 of seed funding for untested ideas.

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2018
-2014

Senior Cognitive Business Consultant

IBM | Washington, D.C. & Los Angeles, CA
  • Served as a liasion and project manager between technical and business teams to deliver results for clients in insurance, biological sciences, telecommunications, and government industries.

education



Master of Public Policy

Concentration: Policy Analysis
June 2021

Thesis: Is rurality a factor in police violence?

Bachelor's of Science

Material Sciences and Engineering

Double Major: Engineering & Public Policy

May 2014

Research: "A plastic bag tax for Pennsylvania?"
& "Local News in Pittsburgh in the Internet Age"

policy
that works
for everyone.

languages

english

native

french

intermediate/advanced

B2/C1

spanish

intermediate

B1/B2