Heather grew up in northern Michigan and studied abroad in Costa Rica before attending the University of Michigan where she received a degree in Creative Writing & Literature. She has worked for education and children-related non-profits for over a decade, including as the National Grants Director at Stand for Children from 2010 to 2012. Her most recent role was as the Director of Development at Teach Plus where she helped the organization almost double in size over three years. She is thrilled to now be returning to Stand where she will lead on national grants and donor communications as well as support the state-based grants work across the organization. Heather lives in Massachusetts with her two (soon three!) children and husband as well as their beagle.