As the Associate Director of Operations, Heather is responsible for the oversight and alignment of the center’s business functions and assisting in overseeing a staff of 12 research and administrative staff.   Heather manages the center’s fiscal, administrative, marketing, IT, business development, and HR functions to ensure operations are aligned with the strategic priorities of the organization. 

Prior to moving to SIMCenter, Heather served as the Program Manager for the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center in the Materials Science Engineering department where she was responsible for a broad range of administrative, fiscal, member management, and outreach duties.