Since joining TEA in 2007, Heather has investigated environmental issues and engaged neighbourhoods across Toronto to bring about local solutions.
In her new role as the Campaigns Director, Heather helps lead TEA's current and future campaigns to victory. Her previous experience as a TEA Campaigner on a wide range of issues including air quality, water pollution, toxics, energy and waste has prepared her for the complex urban environmental challenges our city faces.
Heather is always eager to experiment with new approaches to community engagement that can build grassroots support and foster local leadership. From local monitoring projects that turn residents into citizen scientists to civic actions to win environmental policies at Toronto City Hall, there are many exciting ways to build a greener city for all.
Heather is a University of Toronto alumni with an M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development and a B.Sc Honours Degree in Environmental Science. Prior to joining TEA, she worked as a researcher in the health and environment fields with positions at Cancer Care Ontario, Health Canada, Waste-Econ, and the UofT Soil Erosion Lab.