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Heidi Zheng

Program Associate, Midwest

Based in the Energy Foundation’s Chicago office, Heidi Zheng administers grants, develops and deploys regional program strategies, and explores more equitable approaches to grantmaking. She also manages communications with current and prospective Midwest grantees, and develops and tracks success metrics for consultant activities.

Heidi explored sustainable urban planning while studying abroad, and trained as an ethnographer focusing on inequity in historically underrepresented inner city communities. Prior to joining Energy Foundation, Heidi was a research assistant at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and worked at the Washington, DC, Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs on community outreach and communications.