Heather Mangan is a clinical mental health counseling graduate student and writer based in Chicago. Prior to pursing a career in therapy, she was an award-winning journalist and worked in non-profit marketing and communications. Additionally, she is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Niger (2010-2011) and Lesotho (2011-2013). Her personal essays have appeared in Elite Daily and Thought Catalog, and she was named to the list of Top 40 Peace Corps bloggers. Heather is originally from South Dakota.