Nicole Van Heerden
Nicole has worked closely with SIT since 2011, serving as South Africa country staff for both the IHP: Health and Communities and IHP: Cities in the 21st Century programs. Nicole recognizes the ethos of IHP as closely aligned to her own passionate commitment to the exploration of her country through roads less traveled and through the stories of ordinary people from different walks of life, stories she feels go unheard too often. Nicole holds a diploma in culinary arts and accreditation as a South African tour operator. She has traveled extensively throughout South Africa as well as neighboring African countries and brings a wealth of experience and insight into both the historical and contemporary nuances that shape life in South Africa today.