Vice Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Heather serves as Associate Dean for Professional Engagement. Heather received her BS in Economics from Wharton cum laude in 1994 and her Penn Law degree cum laude in 1998. Prior to starting at Penn Law, she worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs under President Clinton and at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. As a law student, Heather interned with the Honorable Marjorie Rendell, served as a clinical student with the Public Defenders Association, and was a Louderback Legal Writing Instructor. Upon graduation, Heather joined Dechert’s litigation department and later worked in government relations and litigation at Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker. Prior to becoming Associate Dean, Heather served as Executive Director of Policy and Planning in the Chief Executive’s Office at the School District of Philadelphia, where she used her legal and advocacy skills in directing policy development for School District programs.