Heather serves as the AmeriCorp VISTA member for the Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning (OPEL), a statewide network created to increase out-of-school time opportunities for Oklahoma's children. Heather has worked with OPEL since 2017. In this capacity, she focuses on sustainability of out-of-school time programs and their resources.
Prior to joining AmeriCorp VISTA, Heather lived in Peoria, Illinois where she worked in numerous K-8 low-income schools as a behavioral consultant and a liaison between families and teachers. Heather holds a BA in Political Science, Sociology and Criminal Justice from Bradley University.