Heather is the Manager of Vilcap Innovations where she leverages Village Capital's expertise, network and award-winning programming to connect large institutions (corporates, foundations, and governments) with entrepreneurial solutions to real-world problems. In this role, Heather primarily leads Village Capital's work in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Heather is also the the author of Breaking the Pattern, a report that provides insights and recommendations to help entrepreneurs in emerging markets scale: https://vilcap.com/dfs.
Prior to joining Village Capital, 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.