Heidy Persaud

Director of Transportation Equity

Heidy Persaud joined CNT to implement the agency’s work on transportation with a multidisciplinary and equitable focus.  Prior to CNT, Heidy worked in urban planning and community development at Teska Associates, Inc., the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the Chicago Transit Authority (RPM) providing assistance to communities across the Chicago metropolitan area through plan-making, community outreach, transportation/construction, and implementation. She holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Public Health. Heidy and her husband live in Chicago with their two little kids and APBT.