Kiira Heymann brings her excitement for food, education and the environment to the Non-GMO Project as a Client Services Assistant. Kiira first realized the importance of connecting communities to their food networks during college, where she helped to found her school’s first organic garden and spent time developing educational programs at her grandfather’s non-profit farm in southern Vermont. After receiving her B.A. in English and Environmental Studies from Colby College, Kiira traveled for work as a teacher, backpacking guide and farm apprentice in both the U.S. and abroad.
Kiira moved to Bellingham in 2011 to pursue her M.Ed. at Western Washington University where she focused on experiential education and non-profit leadership and management. Most recently she has served on the faculty at an experientially-based high school, where she developed and implemented globally-relevant curriculum in the classroom and in the field.
Outside of work Kiira enjoys trail running in the mountains, cooking and sharing meals with friends, and hanging in the backyard with her flock of chickens and ducks.