Born and raised under apartheid in South Africa, Heeten attended the country's only fully multi-racial school five hours from home and then won a United World College scholarship to complete the final two years of high school in Canada. Heeten attended Dartmouth College, where he was a leader in the South Africa divestment movement. Heeten works as the senior program officer and director of the Climate Action Fund at the New World Foundation, where he oversees grant making. Heeten has been a member of Park’s Board since 2015, and co-chairs the Board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, serves on the Committee on Trustees, and served on HOS Search Committee. Heeten has two children - Ravi '17 and Rohan (Grade VIII ).