Resume

Katie Heimer

PROFILE

Higher Education professional with experience in student supervision and mentoring, non-profit management, volunteer program oversight, program assessment and evaluation, and relationship-building with diverse stakeholders. Published writer and experienced public speaker with knowledge of student development and career counseling theory, and a deep commitment to social justice and civic engagement.

 

EDUCATION

Harvard Graduate School of Education (Cambridge, MA)

Master’s of Education in Higher Education (August 2015 – May 2016)

Overall GPA: 4.0 · Focus in Student Affairs

 

The New School (New York, NY)

Master’s of Arts in Media Studies (September 2008 – May 2010)

Overall GPA: 4.0 · Completed Master’s Thesis

 

Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Bachelor of Arts in English, correlate sequences in Music & Anthropology (August 2002 – June 2006)

Overall GPA: 3.7 · Completed Undergraduate Thesis · Graduated with Honors

 

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

University of Virginia, Program Coordinator for Public Service

Charlottesville, VA (August 2016 — Present)

  • Designed educational programming related to media literacy, gender roles and sexual assault
  • Met with key Student Affairs staff and administrators to gather information about current prevention and response initiatives and future strategies
  • Collaborated with staff on strategy and outreach, attended staff meetings, and participated in staff hiring processes
  • Moderated ShiftED, a discussion group for Harvard Graduate School of Education students focused on culture change and incorporating awareness of sexual violence and gender norms into work as educators

 

Harvard University Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Graduate Intern

Cambridge, MA (September 2015 – May 2016)

  • Designed educational programming related to media literacy, gender roles and sexual assault
  • Met with key Student Affairs staff and administrators to gather information about current prevention and response initiatives and future strategies
  • Collaborated with staff on strategy and outreach, attended staff meetings, and participated in staff hiring processes
  • Moderated ShiftED, a discussion group for Harvard Graduate School of Education students focused on culture change and incorporating awareness of sexual violence and gender norms into work as educators

 

Harvard College Advising Programs Office, Data Analysis Project

Cambridge, MA  (February – March 2016)

  • Analyzed student academic data using Microsoft Excel and Tableau as part of a team in conjunction with A-710J: Using Data to Support Decision Making and Improvement in Higher Education course
  • Worked with Advising Programs staff to identify their goals and present them with data-informed strategies to support these goals

 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Sexual Assault Prevention Project

Cambridge, MA (November 2015)

  • Collaborated with a group of fellow graduate students to create a strategy proposal for addressing sexual assault on campus in conjunction with A-222: Higher Education and the Law course taught by Harvard University General Counsel Robert Iuliano

 

Harvard College Women’s Center, Volunteer

Cambridge, MA (September 2013 – January 2014)

  • Worked on an archival project involving the Women’s Center’s historical and contemporary documents
  • Completed various administrative tasks and Women’s Center staff support projects as needed

 

Multi-service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), Community and Education Coordinator (formerly Director of Education and Outreach), Newton, MA (August 2010 – March 2013)

  • Did targeted outreach to college and university students, educators, school staff and administrators on topics relating to eating disorders, body image, and media literacy
  • Ran educational workshops and trainings for approximately 5000 college students and staff members at more than 30 of institutions of higher education, presenting to groups of many sizes, from 3 to 600

 

NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT & EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Cambridge Women’s Center, Center Coordinator

Cambridge, MA (January 2014 – July 2015)

  • Worked directly and extensively with the Women’s Center Board of Trustees to fulfill the Center’s mission
  • Oversaw a major organizational transformation in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Recruited, hired, trained, scheduled and supervised over 100 volunteers and interns
  • Brought more than 35 new groups and programs to the Women’s Center on topics including financial literacy, mindfulness, LGBTQ support, body image, and more
  • Trained and supervised all group leaders and event coordinators
  • Scheduled and coordinated all programming at the Center including reserving space and maintaining master calendar
  • Led publicity and outreach efforts including email marketing, meeting with potential collaborators and donors, and working with more than 120 community collaborators to enhance the Center’s services
  • Created and supervised the Center’s Social Media Committee, expanding the Center’s social media presence to new platforms including Instagram and Pinterest and improving its presence on existing platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr

 

Boston National Organization for Women, Vice President of Public Relations

Boston, MA (September 2013—September 2015)

  • Undertook volunteer outreach activities and served as the media representative for this non-profit Board
  • Attended monthly Board Meetings and serving as a Board representative at Boston NOW events

 

Multi-service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), Community and Education Coordinator (formerly Director of Education and Outreach), Newton, MA (August 2010 – March 2013)

  • Recruited, hired, trained and supervised more than 20 undergraduate student interns
  • Designed, produced and updated educational and outreach materials including flyers, brochures, presentations, and other materials using Microsoft Office, Publisher and Photoshop
  • Wrote, edited, and published MEDA’s monthly e-newsletter using Constant Contact and Microsoft Outlook
  • Served as MEDA’s spokeswoman to local and national web, print, radio, and television media on the topics of eating disorders, body image and media

 

Mercersburg Academy ESL+ Program, ESL Literature Teacher

Mercersburg, PA (June – August 2007)

  • Taught English literature to non-native speakers ages 11 to 17 from around the world at highly regarded summer language immersion program
  • Created and implemented a curriculum to build reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills

 

National Organization For Women, Communications Intern

Washington, D.C. (January – April 2007)

  • Conducted research and writing for the NOW website and National NOW Times, including an article that was widely cited and republished in an anthology of writing on women in politics
  • Edited and fact-checked NOW press releases and articles; transcribed interviews and speeches
  • Took part in lobbying and attended press conferences and briefings on NOW’s behalf

 

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, member (January 2016 – Present)

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), member (February 2016 – Present)

ShiftED Discussion Group, founder and moderator (October 2015 – January 2016)

Negotiations Workshop, participant (January 2016)

Mental Health First Aid, certified (April 2015)

Social Media for Non-Profits, completed training workshops (April 2015, May 2014)

Hardy Girls, Healthy Women “Girls Unlimited” Conference, keynote speaker (April 2014)

Master’s Thesis, “Madame President In Prime Time: Gendered Representations of the Presidency in Popular Culture” (2010)

Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, member of planning committee (2008 – 2009)

Eating Disorder Reach-out Service, peer outreach and campus activism work (2005 – 2006)