Heidi Quante

Co-Founder & Chief Catalyst of New Words & Worlds (CCNWW)

Quante was raised speaking three languages simultaneously and as a result, has long been fascinated with how words influence peoples’ thoughts, actions and ultimately culture. Creating new words is something she loves doing and has been doing since she first learned to communicate with other humans. (Adult reprisals of “That’s not a word” didn’t stop her when she was 5 years old, nor does it today).  Quante was inspired to create this artwork with Escott because she was at a loss for words to describe the very real emotions, and feelings she found herself experiencing as our world rapidly changes due to social, political and environmental factors.

Quante’s passion as an artist and founder of the non-profit Creative Catalysts is finding innovative approaches to inspiring cultures to address the pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. This passion is a continuation of 17 years of designing and running a wide array of environmental and human rights initiatives.

Quante received a Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of the Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley, but her true learning has come from life and the amazing people she has had the good fortune of learning from along the way. . .