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Angela Heisten and Julie Frieder

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About

Angela Heisten is a business strategist, communications professional, and executive coach with deep experience in biotechnology and healthcare. After earning her engineering degree in the Midwest, she moved to the West Coast where she completed an MBA at University of California, Berkeley. Over the past decade, Angela has applied her leadership skills to entrepreneurial initiatives and volunteer work in library services, education, real estate, and government. A homeschooling parent of two boys, she also planned and executed a two-year family trip across six continents and loves to share what she learned along the way. Angela is co-author of the book, Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling, published in 2023. An avid reader and photographer, she currently splits her time between Colorado and traveling the US in her RV. Julie Frieder is an innovator, problem solver, and sustainability professional. She earned a double master’s degree in environmental science and public policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and has worked in the public, private, education, and non-profit sectors for three decades. Julie stepped away from a career in sustainable and responsible investing to travel with her family for thirteen months in a twenty-four-foot RV equipped with four bikes, three kayaks, a 72-watt solar system, and a very large dog. She and her husband, a hydrogeologist, created an experiential curriculum for their 9-year-old that used water and civic engagement as a framework for learning in the world. Julie is co-author of the book, Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling, published in 2023. She lives in Boulder, Colorado, and strives to wonder more, consume less, and connect the old-fashioned way—in nature or around a lively dinner table with friends, family, and great cheer.