Heather is an architect with 25 years of experience focused in the planning, programming and design of science teaching and research facilities for higher education clients. She is deeply engaged in service and leadership roles at local, regional and national levels with organizations such as the Society for College & University Planning, the Boston Society of Architects, the Charlestown Preservation Society, and the American Institute of Architects. She played a key role in planning and execution of the inaugural AIA’s Women’s Leadership Summit in 2009 and has been on the advisory committee and a presenter at these biennial Summits since. She serves on the Alumni Board of Governors of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at her alma-matter, the University of Michigan. She has also served on several AIA Design Juries and has been a member of the AIA Member Services Resource Task Force.