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While studying food security in college, Christie cofounded 2 Seconds Or Less, an organization dedicated to providing innovative opportunities in education, agriculture, and employment for women and children in Zimbabwe. It was in Zimbabwe that she discovered her passion for community development, and although she started undergrad as a theater major, she quickly applied to Teach For America with the hope that she’d soon understand the role educators play in transforming vulnerable communities. After 3 years of teaching English and Global Studies in rural North Carolina, she completed her Masters in Education Entrepreneurship through the University of Pennsylvania, where she focused on designing curriculum to help churches more ethically approach student mission experiences. She’s now a full time entrepreneur and consultant, helping schools, businesses, and organizations ensure equity and empathy in their programming, and has most recently worked with Children Deserve a Chance Foundation, Sight and Sound Theaters, the Rural Opportunity Institute, and Haddonfield public schools. When she’s not writing curriculum, teaching, or practicing her marketing skills, you may be able to find her on a long hike outside, shooting a wedding under her second business (Christie Heimbach Photography), cooking award winning buffalo chicken dip, or solving a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.