Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Minnesota Rising Blogger Bio: Heidi Smith!

Greetings! I am Heidi Smith the newest contributing blogger for Minnesota Rising. Since you will continue to see my posts here on Minnesota Rising’s blog, I thought I would tell you a bit about myself and how I found myself contributing.

I moved to Minnesota from Florida in 2009 and have since joined the team at Grassroots Solutions. It was at Grassroots Solutions that I met Diane and learned about her work with Minnesota Rising. I simply am interested in anything that has to with generational studies, diversity and leadership. Lucky for me Minnesota Rising is designed to incorporate this kind of collaborative nature, therefore do not hesitate to approach Minnesota Rising if you have something to share, post or blog about.

More about me
Name: Heidi Smith
Age: 27
Employer: Grassroots Solutions
Studies: I graduated from the University of Central Florida and am currently in the MAPL program at University of Minnesota -- Duluth
In my spare time: Well for starters, I wish I had more spare time for travel, exploration and hammock napping, but since I am not being paid to tour the world exploring barely-discovered magnificent places for the Science channel, I try to spend as much of my time as possible just being outside here in the beautiful state of Minnesota. My goal for this summer is to finally learn to fly fish, but it is too soon to tell whether or not that will actually happen. If it is a rainy day you can probably find me at home working on a crossword puzzle or catching up on some reading, although I must admit being lazy does not come too easy for me – even though I wish it did.
My Vision for Minnesota: I hope that Minnesota can continue to be a great place to live with diverse denizens who maintain high integrity and respect for one another.
Why I am passionate about Minnesota Rising: Engaging young leaders and building trust one conversation at-a-time is easy to get behind. I am excited to see the results of the Cascading Conversation Tour unfold. Being a part of such a unique project gives me hope that the future of Our Minnesota is bright.


  1. Thanks for offering your time and gifts to support the work of Minnesota Rising, Heidi! You are a fabulous ambassador and mate to have in this work!!!

  2. Agreed. We are crazy lucky to have you on board, Heidi! Cheers to you and our grand adventures ahead!


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