Hei-ock (Hay-oh) has devoted over a decade to nonprofit administration in social justice, environmental conservation, and the arts. She was also a passionate educator for more than 30 years as a teacher, professor, and lecturer.
Hei-ock serves on the board of Workforce Ventures, increasing workforce participation through income share agreements. She is also a member of MANA de San Diego, Women in Public Finance, and Lawyers Club of San Diego. A frequent speaker, Hei-ock has served as a subject matter expert on workplace gender equity for KPBS Midday Edition, Employee Rights Center, Women in Public Finance, Lawyers Club and former San Diego Councilmember Barbara Bry.
After graduating from Princeton University and The Juilliard School, Hei-ock earned her doctorate in classical piano performance from The Catholic University of America. Her favorite pastimes include rock climbing, kayaking, native plant landscaping, and furniture building.