Heather Neuwirth, Associate Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) and Programs on Creativity and Innovation (PCI), Middlebury College
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 and as a volunteer counselor at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. 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 is currently a candidate for the University of Vermont Masters in Educational Leadership.
As Associate Director of the CSE, Heather oversees operations for weekly Friday Speaker Series events, the annual January Symposium, and the annual June Forum for Faculty and Staff at Bread Loaf. Heather works closely with the cohorts of the CSE Fellowship Program and CSE Summer Grants recipients. She is Middlebury College’s Clinton Global Initiative University staff liaison and mentor and serves on Middlebury’s Projects for Peace selection committee. As Associate Director of the CSE, Heather 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.