Ms. Hest joined SHADAC in 2022 and currently serves as a Communications Associate. She provides project editorial and promotional support to internal staff and external partners; manages and executes outreach to external SHADAC audiences; and leads SHADAC’s social media strategy and content development. Additionally, Ms. Hest provides editing and writing support across external and internal SHADAC products and coordinates promotional campaigns to help amplify SHADAC work through multiple channels including email, social media, and other PR outlets.
Before joining the SHADAC team, Ms. Hest held a variety of marketing, project management, and writing roles within the non-profit and design sectors. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.