Kelsey Heckert

Data Analyst

Kelsey Heckert joined SHEEO as a data analyst in June 2019. She supports various SHEEO projects and efforts to develop state data and information resources by identifying, analyzing, and interpreting large data sets, transforming data in appropriate visualizations, communicating information to multiple audiences, and responding to information requests.


Before joining SHEEO, Ms. Heckert served as a senior portal analyst and longitudinal data analyst for the Center for Educational Performance and Information, a state agency in Michigan charged with collecting, managing, and reporting out Michigan’s educational data. In this role, she was the secondary, postsecondary, and workforce outcomes subject matter expert on Michigan’s public data portal MI School Data. She led postsecondary reporting standardization efforts for Michigan’s state longitudinal data system while working on data definitions and data quality. She specifically facilitated, designed, and developed a Michigan-centric postsecondary success rate for the state’s 15 public universities and 28 community colleges.


Ms. Heckert has a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). Outside of work, she enjoys playing team sports in local recreational leagues and exploring new towns and cities.

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