Heaven Pete is a senior at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest D.C. She is a part of the Mass Media Academy and the Academy Health Sciences at Coolidge High School. Participating in two career academies may be a difficult task for some students, but Heaven has always remained top five in her class.
During her junior year, Heaven was introduced to journalism through the Mass Media Academy, and met Deborah Vazirani and Jayne O’Donnell, who welcomed her into the Urban Health Media Project (UHMP) family. UHMP helped Heaven merge her two passions of solving health disparities within different communities and journalism. When interning for UHMP, Heaven presented during a mental health webinar hosted by Well Being Trust, worked with nationally recognized journalists, and had a number of opportunities combining her two favorite interests, health and journalism. Heaven plans to major in Public Health with a minor in journalism.