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2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow

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Program Officer, Forests and Agricultural Markets and Conservation and Financial Markets Initiatives at Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

San Francisco, CA 94114-1847
United States of America


Heather is a program officer for the Forests and Agricultural Markets Initiative and the Conservation and Financial Markets Initiative at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Heather has also managed a portfolio oriented toward mainstreaming ecosystem services in natural resource decision-making, and mitigating climate change impacts by addressing deforestation and degradation. She serves as the Foundation’s representative to the Climate and Land Use Alliance. Prior to joining the Foundation, Heather was a rapid assessment program manager at Conservation International, where she led global assessments in critical ecosystems to inform natural resource management decisions. As program manager at Friends of the Osa, she focused on applied conservation and research in Costa Rica. Heather has served as a Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies Alumni board member and Conservation Measures Partnership board member.

Heather received a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Scandinavian literature from University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in science from Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She currently sits on the Kinship Fellows Advisory Council.