Preeti Hehmeyer leads the Center’s programming and development efforts. In her role, she works with academic fellows, researchers, and on-campus partners to convene scholars from across Stanford and the broader community on a wide range of topics related to the American West. She spearheads the Center’s undergraduate programming, including the summer internship program and Sophomore College. Preeti specializes in local government policy and is responsible for the Center’s work with city managers in the Bay Area.
Prior to joining the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Preeti worked as a management consultant for local governments throughout California. She has worked with numerous cities, counties, joint powers authorities, and special districts to improve operational efficiency, create strategic plans, and develop performance measures to track the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery.
Preeti holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Southern California where she was a City/County Management Fellow. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and City/Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.