At CommonHealth ACTION, Heather helps create the marketing, visual design and copyright assets for our programs as well as moderate and cultivate our social media presence and outward facing marketing materials, website and print. Heather brings new insight to the position because of her work and pride in her community Houston, TX and the South which she loves to Roadtrip through(Although she just loves communities in general).
Heather joined CommonHealth ACTION as an equity intern in the summer of 2016 after taking several courses in health disparities and the social implications of health equity at the University of Houston-Downtown in her undergrad. She came wanting to learn how to apply these practices through her own work as a community advocate for the Disabled and LGBTQ communities in her community of Montrose, Houston which she has been doing for the last 10+ years.
As part of her internship, Heather was a part of the inaugural class of the Fund for American Studies- Leadership in The American Presidency program which was taught at George Mason University and brought on by the Ronald Reagan Foundation. Over that Summer Heather was trained on the in’s and out’s of policy and governmental procedure as well as leadership lessons learned through historical depictions of past presidents, real life scenarios and visits to historical sites. Prior to working at CommonHealth ACTION, Heather was also a Congressional Aide for the 18th Congressional District of Texas working with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
Heather has a B.S., in Psychology with a minor in Sociology with a focus in gender and race disparities from the University of Houston-Downtown as well as certification in Social Marketing for Health Professionals from CUNY and The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies from Harvard.