Heather received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology. She has pursued a career in marine conservation, education and advocacy for over 25 years through her work at the New Jersey Academy of Aquatic Sciences, the International Wildlife Coalition/Whale Adoption Project, and Nantucket Soundkeeper.
Heather has been CSI's representative to the annual meetings of the International Whaling Commission since 2000 and served as the NGO representative on the U.S. delegation from 2006 through 2009.
Whether teaching schoolchildren about the effects of pollution on the marine ecosystem or leading eco-tours to Baja California Mexico to observe gray whales, she has always enjoyed sharing her passion for oceans and marine life with others. Heather lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Michael, sons Colin (17) and Derek (14), and her beloved German Shepherd, Sasha.