Center for Social Entrepreneurship

at Middlebury

Heather Neuwirth ’08

Director of Programs, Center for Creativity, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship








After graduating from Middlebury College in 2008 with a degree in English and American Literatures and Italian, Heather lived as an interpreter and worker on WWOOF vineyards and farms in Italy and spent two years teaching middle school in Milwaukee. After realizing that her passion came from supporting opportunities and education for youth outside of the classroom, she served as the Director of the 2011 World Youth Peace Summit through the Institute for International Sport. Heather also volunteers as a member of the Grab the Torch 30/30 Leadership Council, as a volunteer counselor at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, and on the board of the Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU). In 2011, she returned to Middlebury as the Associate Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) and the Programs on Creativity and Innovation (PCI). She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Vermont.

As Director of Programs at the CCISE, Heather oversees operations for weekly Friday Speaker Series events and the annual June Forum for Faculty and Staff at Bread Loaf. Heather works closely with the cohorts of the SE Fellowship Program and SE Summer Grants recipients. She is Middlebury College’s Clinton Global Initiative University staff liaison and mentor, an Ashoka U Change Leader, and serves on Middlebury’s Projects for Peace selection committee. Heather also works with students in creative, innovative and entrepreneurial programs including: Old Stone Mill, Midd Ventures Community, MiddChallenge, The Hunt, Projects for Peace, MiddSTART, TEDx Middlebury, Tree House Fund and New Millennium Fund.


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