Heidi Masching is a Research Assistant at Goshen Education Consulting, Inc. She comes to Goshen as a graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) with a Master’s in Sociology. At SIUE, Heidi studied strategic and ideological shifts in social movement organizations throughout time, highlighting the way these organizations promote themselves to the public through media.
Heidi applies her degree in sociology to her research at Goshen by incorporating a focus on diversity and equity within social systems, specifically within school systems and educational organizations. Her experience in statistics and qualitative research helps her bring clarity and context to her projects, making the most of her research position.
Although originally from the Edwardsville, Illinois area, Heidi currently lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her partner. When she’s not working, she loves traveling, hiking, and visiting national park sites (it’s her and her partner’s goal to one day visit all 423)!