Heather joined the Office of Undergraduate Research in June 2019. Having worked at University Stores (based in The Mizzou Store) for 15 years, she has a familiarity with the faculty and students on 5 UM Campuses. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Mizzou, having initially attending college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an avid appreciator of art and enjoys attending and volunteering at the fairs, festivals and events that Columbia offers. Heather credits her love of reading and curious nature to her parents who made visiting museums, national parks, and historic sites a part of their livelihood. Her favorite book is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.