Heather is the Director for Environment New York. As such, Heather coordinates the organization's field resources, media work, membership development and coalition outreach. Specifically, Heather is working on a broad array of environmental issues that are critical to the Empire State, including preventing fracking and efforts to combat global warming. Heather has also worked to promote policies that incentivize a clean energy economy through renewable and energy efficiency programs.
Heather has garnered media attention from various outlets, including articles appearing in Huffington Post, Newsday, City & State, The Journal News, and Times Albany Union. Heather has been featured on radio shows including NPR's Marketplace, WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom, WAER, Focus on Albany, and Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris, as well as appeared on television networks, including Sky News International, NY1 and News Channel 12. Additionally, Heather was a speaker at the World Water Day Summit at the United Nations.
Heather received her J.D. from Pace Law School with certificates in Environmental and International Law and her B.A. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Prior to joining Environment New York in 2013, Heather had the privilege of representing the Dominican Republic in negotiations leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. While in law school, Heather also interned with the Criminal Enforcement Division of the Environmental Protection Agency, Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law.