Heather joined The Wilderness Society as the Constituency Building Associate leading the emerging Urban to Wild program’s efforts to connect urban communities to Wilderness and wilderness areas throughout the country.
Having had her sights set on the integration of an environmental ethic into urban land use management in college and graduate school, she was able to engage with organizations that worked towards a similar mission including the National Park Service and the Forest Service. Specifically, her interests were and still are in creating an environmental stewardship ethic in urban communities through connecting them to the natural areas in their own communities and beyond. Moreover, she is interested in exploring the ways in which TWS can continue its traditional work conserving Wilderness areas while simultaneously expanding its reach by engaging in efforts to improve upon and increase the expanse of little w wilderness areas.
Heather holds a B.A. in landscape architecture and environmental planning from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and an M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. As a native of California, she is a lover of the great outdoors and is excited to bring her passion to the Los Angeles based team.