Who am I?

Heather is a storyteller with a passion for science, technology, design, the environment, and civil rights. She's currently Senior Writer & Editor at Jhana, a division of Franklin Covey.

Previously, she was Lead Writer & Editor for Global Marketing at IDEO, the firm at the forefront of human-centered design. She crafted case studies, thought leadership pieces, newsletters, and internal communications that spanned IDEO's portfolios: healthmobility, education, food, AI, and more.

Before IDEO, Heather was Associate Editor at the non-profit environmental law firm Earthjustice. She developed magazine features, infographics, and blog series; oversaw front- and back-of-the-book production for Earthjustice Quarterly magazine; and established the firm’s first fact-checking program.

In January 2013, Heather joined healthline.com’s inaugural news team, managing a four-person news desk covering healthcare policy and medical research. She set the calendar, developed editorial strategy, and tracked analytics. When she moved to Earthjustice in 2015, Healthline News attracted 500,000 visitors a month and had syndicated stories to Yahoo Health, Fox News, and Business Insider.

As an editor, Heather has worked one-on-one with authors to hone stories on data hacking, medicinal marijuana, the Internet of Things, and more. As a writer, she’s crafted articles about acres of oozing algae in Florida, civil rights abuses on North Carolina factory farms, the art of Japanese butoh, and the ancient history of cheese. Heather’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including VIA magazine, The New Internationalist, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

Heather graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. A jewelry maker, nature lover, and occasional archaeologist, Heather can often be found en route to her favorite spot: The California Academy of Sciences.

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