URI North America Staff & Volunteers

Sari Heidenreich
Regional Coordinator 

Sari has been the Regional Coordinator for North America since October 2014, bringing with her a background of cross-cultural living and working. She spent middle and high school in Ghana, West Africa, where her parents worked with a network of churches. As an adult, she spent time living, traveling and working in Middle East, including a year-long stint in Jerusalem. This immersion gave her the life-changing experience of entering into the worlds of people from different backgrounds and finding common ground with them. Sari absolutely loves connecting with people and sharing their stories, a set of skills applies to her work at URI.

You can reach Sari by calling (415) 762-2713 or emailing sari@uri.org.

Bethany Crisp 
Social Media Intern

Bethany is a sophomore at Brigham Young University- Provo with an interest in law, public policy, global politics, interfaith work, and government. She is double majoring in Middle Eastern Studies/ Arabic (social sciences track) and Political Science (political strategy track). She has a passion for interfaith work and joined the team as a Summer Social Media Intern in May.

Robyn Lebron
Storytelling Intern

Robyn E. Lebron grew up as an “Air Force Brat”, so she made friends with everyone, regardless of color or religion. The belief that we are all God’s children has stayed with her all her life. Her current passion is to help people to learn to love one another regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs.

She currently manages Interfaith Professionals on LinkedIn and has written several books on World Religions, one of which won the 2017 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award for Excellence in Religious Communication. You can read Robyn’s blog posts for URI North America here.

Rachel Long
Marketing Intern

Rachel graduated in April 2018 with a degree in Global Development from Seattle Pacific University. She spent her college career traveling, studying, and working in places such as China, India, Myanmar, Ghana, Egypt, and Jordan. She has a passion for connecting people and sharing the beauty of our diverse world. Rachel is excited to be able to utilize her skills in digital media while working with URI  When Rachel isn’t filling her passport, she enjoys photography/digital media art, drinking way too much coffee (but good coffee — she lives in Seattle!), hiking, and playing with her new pup, Benny!

Alanna WitowskiAlanna Witowski 
Social Media Intern

Alanna is a senior at Binghamton University and is expected to graduate in May with a Bachelors in English. She joined the team this spring as a Social Media Intern, and is interested in learning more about non-profit work before considering her career after graduation. As a young millennial, she is an expert in all things social media and looks forward to bringing her skills to the team