Doctorate and master’s degree in government from Georgetown University. Bachelor’s degree in zoology, environmental studies, and health sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Jen Heeg, Ph.D., is an affiliated consultant with PPA. Dr. Heeg specializes in the related fields of peacebuilding, community strengthening, youth engagement, and equity/inclusion, with a focus on race, class, and gender relations. Dr. Heeg is currently assisting with the Council of Michigan Foundations project to help design and implement a statewide evaluation for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation program in Michigan.
As an implementer, evaluator, and researcher, Dr. Heeg is committed to cultural responsiveness and systems/complexity thinking. Dr. Heeg has years of experience working in the United States, as well as the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Dr. Heeg has worked with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Institute of Peace, and has taught at institutions including Texas A&M University and Smith College. She has also been a program director, technical advisor, team leader, trainer/facilitator, and evaluator for United Nations, USAID, U.S. Department of State, and privately funded programs in the United States and around the world.