Assistant to Richard Lerner
Lori has been at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development since 2013, assisting Professor Richard M. Lerner. She comes originally from Anchorage, Alaska, where she earned her B.A. in Journalism and Public Communication from the University of Alaska – Anchorage. Before joining IARYD, she made time in her life to spend several years traveling around the globe (the highlights being her time in South America and later backpacking solo through India). At the office, Lori is also Rich’s on-hand tech support and manages IARYD’s new website.
IARYD Managing Director
Heidi is the Managing Director at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. She oversees all administrative aspects of the Institute including grant management, grant writing and reporting, personnel administration, project management. Heidi joined the Institute in November 2006. She came from New York University, where she was the Associate Director for the Master of Science in Publishing, a graduate program that prepares students for careers in book, magazine and digital publishing. Her career at NYU spanned 12 years and included time at the School of Education as Project Manager for a professional development program for New York City school teachers and at the Office of the Dean for Science, where she was a grant administrator. Before living in New York, she was a program coordinator for a Ph.D. program at Harvard Medical School. Heidi holds a B.A. in English/Communication Arts from Emmanuel College in Boston and an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. She volunteers at a therapeutic riding farm, loves to ride horses, and has completed five marathons.