Heidi Park has ten years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. Prior to being selected as a National Urban Fellow, she was the Marketing and Communications Specialist at International Community Health Services, a federally-qualified community health center that services Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Seattle and King County.
Previously, Heidi served as a policy analyst for former Seattle Mayor Michael McGinn, where she managed the Safe Communities Outreach Initiative. The citywide initiative brought residents, police officers, and other City staff together for small group conversations about neighborhood safety. Heidi also served as a Community Liaison to fourteen-term Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott and enjoyed working directly with constituents on congressional inquiries.
Heidi graduated from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University with a Bachelor’s in History. She studied abroad in Belfast, Northern Ireland through the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs: Democracy and Social Change Program.
Heidi was placed with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington, D.C. for her mentorship. She conducted research and analysis on stakeholder engagement in PCORI-funded comparative effectiveness research projects and worked directly for PCORI’s Deputy Director of Stakeholder Engagement.
She is honored to be a National Urban Fellow because of her and the program’s commitment to race and social justice.