Caitlin Heising is vice chair of the Heising‐Simons Foundation and is currently pursuing a master of public administration at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) with a focus on social impact. Previously, she worked with Article 3 Advisors, a human rights and strategic philanthropy consultancy based in San Francisco. In 2014, she joined the board of the Heising‐Simons Foundation, where she has developed a grantmaking program focused on human rights and criminal justice reform in the U.S. Caitlin is also a founding member of Maverick Collective, a global community of strategic philanthropists and informed advocates working to end extreme poverty by improving the health and rights of women and girls around the world.
Caitlin serves on the Board of Directors and U.S. Program Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch. Previously, she co-founded and co-chaired the Human Rights Watch Young Professionals Network in San Francisco, which has now grown to include a chapter in Silicon Valley. She also serves on the board of the Nick Simons Foundation, which works to improve health and medical care in Nepal, especially for rural and remote populations. Caitlin is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop, a leader in ongoing strategic philanthropy education and networking. She was a 2016 Research Fellow at Institute for the Future, where she collaborated on research projects exploring the future of philanthropy and social innovation. Caitlin graduated from Brown University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a focus in politics, culture, and identity.