Department: Local and Emerging Opportunities

Program Associate, Local and Emerging Opportunities

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Madeleine Perkins

Madeleine Perkins is a program associate for the Local and Emerging Opportunities program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Madeleine wrote about science and politics for Business Insider. She also held research positions at the California Coastkeeper Alliance and the Earth Law Center. Madeleine received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and environmental studies from… Continue Reading

Brandi Lasch

Brandi Lasch is a program associate for the Local and Emerging Opportunities program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Brandi worked in the nonprofit and private sectors, most recently as an independent consultant to nonprofits focused on higher education and civic engagement. Previously, she was an associate director of program… Continue Reading

Holly Kreider

Holly Kreider is a program officer for the Local and Emerging Opportunities program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. She received her Ed.D. in human development and psychology from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from UCLA. Her experience includes applied research, nonprofit and for-profit leadership, and consultation, with a focus on family engagement, child and adolescent… Continue Reading