Heidi Parker, PhD

Asst. Director of Purdue’s Global Engineering Programs & Partnerships (GEP2)
Purdue University

Dr Parker spearheads the Global and Cross-Cultural Competencies research group for the College of Engineering and the Latin America/Spain Programs at Purdue University. Purdue’s Global Engineering Programs (GEP2) provide more than 70% of the nearly 800 engineering student global experiences annually. Parker is charged with managing and implementing a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of State (the ExxonMobil funded-100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund) to significantly increase the number of transformative experiences in the Americas, including study abroad, internships abroad, and international research collaborations.