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Heather Thomson
AFCA Community Tree Planting Initiative 

Heather Thomson holds two BAs in Spanish and Psychology, and an MA in Teaching and Curriculum Design from Michigan State University. During her studies she completed two study abroad experiences, one in Santander, Spain studying Spanish language and culture, and another in Sydney, Australia studying cross-cultural education. 


Heather began her career as a Spanish teacher in Michigan, teaching middle school, high school, and community college students over the course of 8 years. In 2019 she joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Mexico where she worked as a university English teacher at La Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo. Following her time in the Peace Corps, Heather joined AmeriCorps and worked as a Community Health Outreach Coordinator in Native American and Latino communities in Denver, CO. She received training on issues faced by historically underrepresented communities in the US, as well as on how to be an ally to indigenous peoples. 


Heather now coordinates the Community Tree Planting Initiative for Americas for Conservation + The Arts, in partnership with the City of Denver’s Office of Climate Action Sustainability and Resilience. Hundreds of trees have already been planted in north Denver as part of this project! Heather is passionate about cross-cultural education, community service, and issues of social justice and environmental protection.

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