Heather graduated summa cum laude from Buffalo State in 2015 with a BS in Earth Sciences with a minor in Geology. She completed her MA in multidisciplinary studies, which focused on student engagement in science classes, in August of 2017. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning with a focus on Science Education at the University at Buffalo.
Prior to working at Buffalo Seminary, Heather has served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Earth Sciences and Science Education Department at SUNY Buffalo State. Heather has presented research at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Northeastern Section meeting (2015), the 2016 GSA Annual Meeting, and the joint 52nd Northeastern Annual Section / 51st North-Central Annual Section Meeting (2017). Her research interests are metamorphic petrography and microstructures related to orogenesis and student recruitment, engagement, and retention in STEM fields.