Héc Maldonado-Reis

Teaching Fellow

Héc Maldonado-Reis (they/them/elle) is a population and public health scientist dedicated to advancing social good through community-engaged work and applied research & analytics.

Originally from Puerto Rico, Héc has lived in the US mainland since 2011. They work at the intersection of government, non-profit, and philantropy sectors, leveraging data science methods and technology to facilitate more equitable and data-driven community decisions.

Currently, Héc serves as Director of Research Development & Analytics at Tech Impact’s (TI) Data Innovation Lab. TI is a national nonprofit that uses data and technology to support social good organizations in advancing their missions. In this role, Héc leads a team of data scientists, data engineers and front-end developers designing solutions for capacity building, population & spatial analytics, resource allocation, and data-centric policy analysis.

Héc is a ‘23 alum of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice’s Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy (SIS), holds an AM in Population Health Sciences from Harvard University and an MPH in Environmental & Occupational Health and BS in Biomedical Engineering and from Rutgers University.

Héc’s body of work spans healthcare, workforce development, place-based evaluation, non-profit governance and more. They integrate diverse data sources and stakeholder perspectives to advance community well-being. When not working, you’ll find Héc at home cooking with their husband Thomas or exploring with their Aussie puppy Sage.

Outside of work, Héc serves on several non-profit boards including the Latin American Community Center, Wilmington Alliance, Children & Families First, and the Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus. They also serve as the inaugural chair of Delaware’s LGBTQI+ Democratic Caucus, also known as PRIDE. They are passionate about leveraging their skills and experiences to empower under and inefficiently served groups. Héc is thrilled to join the SIS teaching team where they hope to advance the role of data and technology in developing and iterating strategies for social impact.