Kaleigh S. Heard

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Prior to co-founding The Unmentionables, Kaleigh experienced considerable success in academia and government as a political scientist and Defence Scientist.  Overall, Kaleigh's research and interests concern the cultural, humanitarian, and international legal aspects of armed conflict. Kaleigh currently holds several government research fellowships, doctoral fellowships at Yale University and the University of Oxford, and previously worked as the youngest Defence Scientist ever employed by the Canadian Department of National Defence.  Previously, Kaleigh also worked in corporate social responsibility, consulted for various military and political international organizations, and continues to teach and conduct research extensively within academia.

Born and raised in the Great White North, Kaleigh is a die-hard hockey fan, global adventurer, maple syrup connoisseur, and lover of the outdoors.  She has traveled to over forty countries and is fascinated by the beauty of the world's cultures and people; her favorite places being the ones as different as possible from her own life.