Kelsey Heckert

Data Manager

Kelsey Heckert serves as SHEEO’s data manager working out of SHEEO’s Boulder office. She joined SHEEO as a data analyst in June 2019 and 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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New SHEEO White Paper: Postsecondary Education for Incarcerated Individuals: Guidance for State Agencies and Systems of Higher Education

by Annahita Jimmerson

Written by Denise Pearson and Kelsey Heckert The United States leads the world in the number of incarcerated persons per 100,000.1In today’s global economy, these numbers represent huge wastes in human capital, especially when you consider the inequitable nature of the American criminal justice system, as witnessed by the disproportionate racial and ethnic composition, types of crimes, and length of prison sentences represented within this population. Regardless of the pathway…

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