Audience Engagement Editor

Heather Lynn Brady is a writer, editor, and digital producer based in Washington, D.C. She joined Sojourners in 2019 as an audience engagement editor, focusing on audience growth and development.

Heather has a deep love of quality data and strongly believes in connecting audiences with the content they need to live their best lives. She also reports and writes about culture, exploration, science, and the environment. She has written about issues ranging from disputed national borders and Rohingya refugees to pollution found in the Mariana Trench and the key impacts of pipeline projects in the U.S. Heather has a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University, where she focused on digital, data, and multimedia reporting projects. Her work has been featured by National Geographic, the New York Times, Slate, U.S. News and World Report, and NPR, among others.

In addition to her passion for the digital world, she is a published creative nonfiction writer and founder of a literary magazine at her undergraduate university. She also worked for Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church as a communications coordinator, helping them improve their web presence and communications strategies.

In her spare time, Heather is an avid reader and adventurous traveler, and her passion for partner dance has taken her around the world. She is on the board for Capital Blues, the dance group in D.C. that organizes weekly and national blues dance events, and co-founded the monthly fusion partner dance First Sunday Fusion. She also lived in the woods for three summers, working as a camp counselor at the Presbytery of the James's Camp Hanover.

Posts By This Author

Jim Wallis on CT Editorial: 'This Is a Crack in the Wall of White Evangelical Support'

by Heather Brady 12-20-2019

Christianity Today, a magazine founded by the late evangelist Billy Graham, published an op-ed Thursday calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office and urging evangelicals not to support him.

Officials: Suspect in Jersey City Shooting Targeted Kosher Supermarket

by Heather Brady 12-11-2019

A picture of the scene the day after an hours-long gun battle with two men around a kosher market in Jersey City, New Jersey, on December 11, 2019. Image courtesy REUTERS/Lloyd Mitchell.

One of the two suspects in a shooting in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday had previously posted anti-Semitic messages online and was linked to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement.

Amid Increasing Congestion and Pollution, Indonesia to Relocate Capital City

by Heather Brady 05-01-2019

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia is moving forward with a plan to relocate the country’s capital city.

Jakarta, the current capital city, has sunk about 13 feet in the last 30 years.