In her role as a Higher Education Research Analyst, Lena Heier supports Directors and Managing Directors by identifying and researching federal and foundation funding opportunities for clients. She also assists with various other research and coordination needs of the Higher Education Practice.
Prior to joining McAllister and Quinn, Lena worked as a Research Assistant for the Newcomb Institute at Tulane University. In this position, Lena supported research on state caucuses and the role of women in state legislatures. Lena also worked as an Academic Program Assistant for Tulane Pre-College programs, where she assisted with classroom organization and activity planning for 6th-12th grade students. Additionally, Lena worked as a policy intern for the New Orleans Maternal and Child Health Coalition and Healing Minds NOLA, both health policy advocacy organizations based in New Orleans, Louisiana.