Heidi Baer-Postigo, MS

Heidi received her MS in counseling from the University of Oregon in 1995 and her BA in psychology from Occidental College in 1991. She has been an academic director for SIT in Bolivia since spring 1999. Her previous experience includes working for NGOs in La Paz, as a school counselor for S.O.S. Children’s Villages, and as a volunteer for the Center for Development and Promotion of Self-Help. Her interviews with Aymara women participants of the Centro Femenino Machaq Q’hantati were published in Women: Stories of an Experience (1993) by Silvia Salinas Mulder. From 1995 to 1998, Heidi worked at the University of Oregon as an international student advisor and overseas study program coordinator. She also worked as a counselor at Lane Community College in Oregon, where she founded and coordinated a Latino outreach project for English as a Second Language students. In 2008, she created Kids’ Books Bolivia, a project that contributes to the production of affordable bilingual books written by SIT Bolivia students. This book collection celebrates Bolivian reality and raises international awareness about Bolivia’s diverse cultures and pressing social issues.


  • MS, University of Oregon
  • BA, Occidental College
Heidi Baer-Postigo, MS

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

BOLIVIA: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

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