Heidi is the Operations & Integration Director for the GENI Project Office and and a Senior Technical Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies. She has been active in communications networking for more than 25 years. She was hardware project manager for BBN’s first commercial IP router and was a project manager and engineer on the Terrestrial Wideband Network, the Defense Simulation Internet, the UK FatPipe, and other networks that served both research and government communities. As a Director at Internet service provider Genuity (a BBN spin-off) until 2000, Heidi led development and fielding of new technologies. She was responsible for creating multiple advanced services, including Genuity’s first managed VPN service, named best in industry by Network Computing magazine.