In her role as Administrative Associate Heather provides creative project and administrative assistance for the Administration, Communications, and Program and Events teams.  Heather is responsible for project support, meeting and hiring logistics and other departmental support as needed. Prior to joining the Stanford Woods Institute staff Heather worked for three years in other administrative and project support positions at Stanford. She came to campus after working for 15 years in the newspaper production and human resources divisions at the San Jose Mercury News. Heather earned a double bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and anthropology from San Jose State University. An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys kayaking, camping and scuba diving. A dive master in Belize, she also served as the scuba leader for a Bay Area search and rescue team.