Heaven Hale is a Senior Associate with SPEAK Strategic.
She recently relocated to Charleston from Washington, D.C., where she attended American University and received a Master’s in Political Communication. Inspired by the Kavanaugh hearings, her master’s thesis examined the role of partisanship and party identification in perceptions of sexual assault. While in D.C., she interned at Weiss Public Affairs, a boutique firm founded by Amy Weiss of the Clinton administration. During her time at Weiss Public Affairs, she had the opportunity to do communications work for a diverse set of clients that include the White House Historical Association and the NFL Physicians’ Society.
A native Floridian, Heaven received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Florida. She was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and studied under esteemed political analyst Dr. Susan MacManus, from whom she learned the ins and outs of swing-state politics. She also volunteered with several political organizations, including the Florida Democratic Party.
While her educational background is in politics, her professional background is primarily in education. Before attending American University, Heaven spent three years as a social science teacher at a private school in Riverview, FL, that focused on students with learning difficulties. In addition to her teaching duties, she served as staff sponsor for both the senior class and student government.
In her free time, Heaven enjoys kayaking, swimming, attending local events, and exploring all that the Lowcountry has to offer. She currently lives in West Ashley.