Get to know Jessie Heider who has been Latin's partner from Athletico and athletic trainer since 2010. In January, Jessie officially became the first full-time in-house athletic trainer at Latin.
B.S. in Athletic Training - Purdue University
M.S. in Health Education & Promotion - University of Cincinnati
Position and years at Latin
Athletic Trainer - 10 years
"Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie." –Cookie Monster
What are your favorite things about Latin?
There is such a close sense of community at Latin. One of my favorite things about working here is being able to connect with and get to know so many different people.
What are the best parts of your job?
It’s rewarding to help kids through the rehabilitation process and then get to see them successfully return to their sport after experiencing an injury. I also love that every workday is different… it keeps me on my toes!
Why did you decide that you wanted to work at a school?
I always found the idea of working at a school appealing because I knew it would give me the opportunity to be involved in so much more than just athletics. At Latin, I’m lucky enough to work with both athletics and our Latin 360 program. It’s also fun to be able to support our students in other ways, such as helping with senior projects or attending dance shows and plays.
What was the last good book you read?
"American Dirt" by Jeanine Cummins
What are your hobbies and interests?
I love spending time with my dog, Piper, playing fantasy football and following Purdue sports (Boiler Up!). I’m also excited to get back to traveling again once the pandemic is over.
What was your first job?
I worked as an Athletic Trainer for Women’s Lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati while in grad school, but working at Latin was my first “official” job after finishing school.
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
What's the best advice you've ever heard?
Be present. Try not to focus on what happened in the past or what will happen in the future. Enjoy the “now.”