Before moving to Montana for graduate school a decade ago, Heather was the Education Manager at a backcountry lodge at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains. There, she developed educational programming in natural history and natural resource conservation, as well as enhancing the sustainability features of the lodge, helping to earn it a LEED Gold certification. Heather obtained her M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, where she was an editor for the literary magazine, Camas: The Nature of the West and a sustainable food blog. Since raising her kids and running a small family farm, she's worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Montana and as an NGSS curriculum writer for the Montana Natural History Center. Heather is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpreters and a Montana Master Naturalist. She loves learning and writing about the rich and diverse ecosystems at EPI's five international field sites. In her free time, if she isn't prostrate on the ground examining a mushroom or insect with her two children, she probably has her nose in a field guide, soaking up whatever she can.