Heather
Pekios

Senior Manager, Research & Evaluation

St. Louis, MO

Most rewarding thing about working here.

Making data accessible and actionable for people, for topics I deeply care about: positively impacting veterans and their families, and advancing equity in resilient neighborhoods throughout the country

Job prior to The Mission Continues

Career Opportunity Consultant – got to work with people of various abilities in their goal of obtaining/retaining jobs

What is a hidden gem in your hometown?

Two-for-one: Clementine’s is a delicious ice creamery and across the street is a beautiful park

If you dined w/anyone, who would it be?

Dolly Parton! She seems equally driven and humble and has such a kind presence.

Which is a song(s) that describes you?

Looking for America, by Switchfoot and Lecrae

Which book is on your nightstand?

Always have at least 2 in rotation: Just Mercy, and Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive

What was your first concert?

Meatloaf

What is one item on your bucket list?

cage dive with great white sharks…but getting more scared of (or maybe more smart about?) this idea!