Heather Neuwirth '08

Programs Director for the Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship. 


After graduating from Middlebury College in 2008 with a degree in English and American Literatures and Italian, Heather lived as an interpreter and worker on WWOOF vineyards and farms in Italy and spent two years teaching middle school in Milwaukee. After realizing that her passion came from supporting opportunities and education for youth outside of the classroom, she served as the Director of the 2011 World Youth Peace Summit through the Institute for International Sport. Heather also volunteers as a member of the Grab the Torch 30/30 Leadership Council and as a volunteer counselor at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut. In 2011, she returned to Middlebury as the Associate Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) and the Programs on Creativity and Innovation (PCI). She is currently a candidate for the University of Vermont Masters in Educational Leadership.

As the Programs Director of the CCISE, Heather oversees operations for Creativity and Innovation programs and for Social Entrepreneurship programs. The Creativity and Innovation programs include: the Old Stone Mill, Midd Ventures Community, MiddChallenge, The Hunt, Projects for Peace, MiddSTART, TEDx Middlebury, Tree House Fund and New Millennium Fund. The Social Entreprenuership programs include: Friday Speaker Series events, the SE Fellowship Program, SE Summer Grants, and the annual June Forum for Faculty and Staff at Bread Loaf. She is Middlebury College’s Clinton Global Initiative University staff liaison and mentor and serves on Middlebury’s Projects for Peace selection committee.

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Lucy Scott '16

Creativity and Innovation Associate

Lucy grew up in New York City and recently graduated Middlebury College with a degree in Political Science and Spanish. After graduating, she decided to stay in Vermont and continue her experience at Middlebury as the Creativity and Innovation Associate. At Middlebury, Lucy competed for four years on the Varsity Swim Team and completed MiddCORE in January 2016. Lucy joined the CCISE team with interests in the sustainable food movement, social enterprise, and community outreach. She became interested in entrepreneurship after working for a farm-to-table food start-up in Manhattan.

As the Creativty and Innovation Associate, Lucy works with students in creative, innovative and entrepreneurial programs including: Old Stone Mill, Midd Ventures Community, MiddChallenge, The Hunt, Davis Projects for Peace, MiddSTART, TEDx Middlebury, Tree House Fund and New Millennium Fund.

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