Jade Heberer is the Project Coordinator for AERDF. She works on Team Learning in collaboration with Chief Learning Officer Chris Liang-Vergara, helping to connect individuals and programs to the resources they need, managing organizational knowledge and structures, and building workplace culture within our remote office setting. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jade spent several years substitute teaching in her hometown before moving to Chicago. Prior to her role at AERDF, she worked at LEAP Innovations, a nonprofit committed to implementing personalized, learner-led curriculum in Chicago Public Schools. Throughout her professional career, Jade has discovered her passion for education and creating an equitable system that ensures a quality education for all learners, especially those in our priority communities. Jade lives in a little apartment above a little bakery with her little cat.