Heather D. Boonstra
Heather D. Boonstra is the Director of Public Policy in the Guttmacher Institute’s Washington, DC office. Ms. Boonstra oversees the Institute’s advocacy efforts to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights, which are designed to bring evidence to bear on policy and program development in the United States and globally. Ms. Boonstra is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Institute’s policy journal, the Guttmacher Policy Review. She currently serves on Yale Divinity School’s Alumni Association Board. Ms. Boonstra joined Guttmacher in 1999 as a Senior Public Policy Associate, after working for the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and as a consultant with the Center for International Health and Information, Save the Children, and the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health. Ms. Boonstra graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oregon and holds an M.A. in religion from Yale University, where she studied medical ethics.