Heidi Elmer was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. A proud alumna of Mount Holyoke College, she went on to earn her M.Ed at the University of Louisville. Heidi currently serves as the Coordinator for Community Service and Leadership Programs, in the Office of Student Life and Leadership at California State University in Fullerton, CA. She is responsible for overseeing multiple leadership development and community service programs, as well as several large scale social justice focused programs on campus. Previously, Heidi has worked with Alternative Breaks, Student Programing, Residence Life, and Disability Support Services. Her passion for relational leadership stems from the opportunities she was given while attending community college that showed her how compassionate leadership can change lives. In her free time, Heidi loves to hang out at the beach, visit Disneyland, and play with her favorite pup, Charlie.