Alumni Spotlight - Cheryl Heinz '89 | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Alumni Spotlight – Cheryl Heinz ’89

What activities were you involved in at IMSA?
  • Band
  • Pep Band
  • Bowling
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Future Problem Solving Bowl
  • Psych Club
Why did you Choose IMSA?

Better opportunities, get away from home.

College and Area(s) of Study
  • UIUC: Honors Biology B.S.
  • Cornell U: Ph.D., Entomology
Current Profession and Company

College Professor recently turned Associate Provost

  • Co-led four research-abroad trips to China
  • Loves working with undergraduate research students
  • Loves running, biking, raising kids, learning how to administrate, and community church involvement
Advice to current IMSA students?

I didn’t know what I wanted to be for a long time, and teaching college sounded like fun. My research included chemistry and behavior blended with ecology and evolution and most anything in between, so it let me keep broad interests engaged.