Program Manager, Community Initiatives
Heidi is the Program Manager, Community Initiatives for College Success Arizona. Heidi partners with high schools and districts to help support and expand their efforts on ACT prep and testing, ECAP, college applications, and FAFSA completion.
Heidi explains that her ‘job’ is more than a job, “I am passionate about helping students and families better understand the value of a postsecondary education, and to figure out how to afford it. I strive for programmatic change at the high school and middle school level so the school itself facilitates those steps, with support and resources from the community.
Heidi grew up in a small town in the mountains a little way outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and went on to graduate from the University of Utah with a BS in Economics. Heidi worked for several years at the Utah System of Higher Education/The Utah State Board of Regents in their College Access department, managing state-wide programs to further college and career readiness in partner high schools.
Heidi and her family moved to Arizona a couple of years ago to be closer to her husband’s family, and she joined the College Success Arizona team in 2017. In her spare time, Heidi is passionate about reading, running, and mountain climbing (yikes).