Heather Rippetoe is a Program Coordinator for the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy. With Curb staff and scholars as well as members of Vanderbilt’s creative community, Heather co-produces and evaluates programming for the Curb Center. Heather’s experience with academic teaching and nonprofit learning programs helps her support Curb in its efforts to recognize and support connections between individuals and communities. She has research interests in illness, recovery, and practical theology, and in addition to producing trainings for the federal Health Care for the Homeless Program, she is also the author of Experiencing Homelessness, an introduction to journeying with our homeless neighbors. Heather received her MA in Religion, Person, and Culture from Vanderbilt University, an MA in English from Tennessee Tech University, and a BA in religion from Belmont University. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and a fan of the Oxford comma.