Heather is the Senior Manager for Vilcap Innovations at Village Capital, where she leads engagements with corporations, foundations, and governments to support high potential entrepreneurs. Through this work, Heather leads Village Capital’s focus on developing strategies and best practices for gender lens investing. Prior to joining the team, Heather worked as an attorney advisor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where she provided legal support to the Agency's efforts to help individuals and state and local governments recover from disasters. Heather holds a J.D. from SUNY at Buffalo Law School, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and a B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.