Hedy Andersson
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Improve well-being in our society through improving education and supports for our most vulnerable children, and teaching yoga and mindfulness in the community.


Program Manager, Early Edge California, formerly Preschool California, Oakland, CA 4/13-Present
  • Work across the state to build policymaker and community leader engagement in support of increasing access to effective early learning programs
  • Support school districts and teachers in implementing high-quality transitional kindergarten and P-3 alignment
  • Work with partners to develop instructional and administrative resources
  • Managed content creation and website transition for rebranding from Preschool California to Early Edge California
Yoga Instructor, Oakland, CA 5/10-Present
  • Teach weekly community donation-based yoga classes in Oakland, and offer personal and group sessions by appointment
  • Attention to building strength, flexibility and awareness of breath and healthy alignment
  • Accessible to all levels of student, and attention to each individual student
Field Coordinator, Preschool California, Oakland, CA 4/11-4/13
Project Associate 4/09-4/11
  • Engaged policy makers and community partners, including coordinating meetings and early learning classroom visits
  • Helped to build, implement and strengthen a process for planning and coordinating successful community events
  • Planning and execution of annual statewide Early Learning Advocacy Day, including scheduling a record number of legislator visits
  • Managed multiple projects and relationships with timeliness, diplomacy and attention to detail
Career Development Committee Member, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Bay Area, CA 10/09-1/12
  • Received 2010 Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Collaborated in planning and executing informational events focusing on the nonprofit sector
  • Public speaking, including addressing groups of 50+ event participants, moderating speaker panels, and leading facilitated networking activities
  • Recruited panel experts, created promotional fliers and supplemental materials, outreached to event attendees and improved committee systems and practices
Kindergarten Readiness Volunteer, Jumpstart for Children, Bay Area, CA 10/08-10/09
  • Worked with groups of kids in under-resourced communities on literacy activities
  • Completed workshop on how to read to and engage groups of children
Sales and Marketing Assistant, Gateway Controls, Inc., Bellingham, WA 5/06-9/08
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper 7/02-12/04
  • Recruited back to Gateway to increase efficiency and help sustain company growth
  • Facilitated sales process, prepared project submittals and contracts, drew gate designs using CAD
  • Managed advertising accounts; reassessed, organized and redesigned advertising in multiple publications, designed advertising and created fliers for regional home shows
  • Completely revamped company safety manual to comply with rigorous safety audit; researched safety standards and synthesized complex information into a practical manual
  • Managed events, trainings and special projects
  • Former position included bookkeeping, reception, shipping and receiving, and other administrative support
CPS Unit Volunteer, Children's Administration, Bellingham, WA 1/06-12/06
  • Volunteered five to ten hours per week
  • Supervised visits between parents and state-dependent children and transported children to and from visits, wrote reports for client case files
  • Contacted health professionals regarding progress of CPS clients
  • Participated in investigations of abuse and neglect
  • Prepared written requests for donations and made fundraising calls for the annual Foster Parent Appreciation Event
Human Resources Administrative Assistant, Whatcom County Administrative Offices, Bellingham, WA 9/05-5/06
  • Advertised open positions with local newspaper and on various websites
  • Front desk reception and email response to inquiries
  • Communicated with County employees and insurance providers regarding benefits
  • Assisted with Health Promotion Program; created monthly health promotion fliers, assisted with annual Health Fair logistics and on-site coordination
  • Processed job applicant data and prepared materials for all new County emloyees
  • Completed "How to Say It Better," a customer service training provided by the County
Legislative Intern, Washington State House of Representatives, Olympia, WA 1/05-3/05
  • Researched constituent concerns and prepared drafts of response letters for the majority of hotline calls coming into member’s office
  • Conducted extensive research for legislation and prepared materials used for testimony in committee
  • Assisted at weekly stakeholders meetings regarding the new high school graduation requirements
  • Covered phones and reception when legislative assistants were out
  • Attended numerous committee hearings on education and child welfare


Bachelors of Arts Degree, Political, Economic and Social Analysis for Just Policy, Western Washington University
2005, GPA: 3.6

Upeksha Yoga Teacher Certification, 200+ level
May 2010

What Young People Need to Succeed, six hour training on Developmental Asset Building