Heather is the policy staff director at Independent Women’s Forum where she is responsible for researching key policy issues, helping create content experiences, and facilitating the day-to-day operations of the policy team.

Heather came to IWF from the world of political consulting where she helped clients make their case to the American people. Heather also worked for the U.S. House of Representatives where she assisted with constituent services and managed the schedule for a member of Congress.

Heather graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in American History. She also holds an M.A. degree from the University of Georgia where she studied American Politics with a concentration in Campaigns and Elections.

Though she’s a proud Georgia native, today, Heather lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, she is an avid cyclist and runner and enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.