Heather is a Syracuse University Rhodes Scholar Nominee. She is currently an Associate Profressor of Art at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches Painting, Drawing, Design and Professional Practices.  Her artwork has been exhibited in four different continents.  She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Syracuse University. 

Her compass has led her to Florence, Italy to study at Santa Repararta International School of Art and she received a full fellowship for a residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and also attended Vermont Studio Center.  Heather has produced nine solo exhibitions thus far.  Heather enjoys collaborative and cross-disciplinary art.  She intertwines dance, movement and sound in large installations. This experience has led her to teach at the Art Students League of NY, NYC.

Heather now embarks on a Transdicsiplinary venture, combining Science and Sailing with the Arts through her Sailcloth Art Project.  She has been awarded an SRU Student Faculty Research Grant, and an Erie Arts & Culture grant. The collaborative exhibition debuted at the Bayfront Maritime Center, Erie, PA during the Tall Ships Festival, September 2016.