Heather is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at NYU. She earned a JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and a BA in Philosophy from UCLA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with College and Department Honors. Prior to law school she worked on Google’s Global Ethics and Compliance team. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit, Diane P. Wood. Heather was then a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She was also a Faculty Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, where she was previously a Fellow. Immediately prior to starting at NYU, she was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School.
Heather has extensive teaching and tutoring experience with students of all ages. She has worked with elementary and middle school children in music and literacy skills, UCLA student-athletes in a wide variety of classes (from astronomy to art history to philosophy), and Harvard Law students in civil procedure. At the University of Chicago Law School, she taught both discrimination law theory and legal research and writing. She was also a Teaching Fellow for CopyrightX and a TA for undergrad students and graduate students in symbolic logic at UCLA. At Cambridge Coaching, Heather enjoys helping students craft their admissions essays, preparing for standardized tests, and studying for their legal studies classes.
In her free time, Heather loves to watch movies (and has been to Sundance Film Festival twice), read (at least 52 books a year), and build her rare book collection (which focuses on American women philosophers). In 2019, she became a member of the Grolier Club, America's oldest club for bibliophiles. She is also a cyclist, beekeeper, and calligrapher. Her favorite arcade game is Galaga and for a brief moment she had the highest score at the Westwood Arcade; it remains a source of pride.