Senior Global Co-op Specialist / GEARE Manager
Heather began her career at Purdue University in 2009 as Operations Manager for the Purdue Improved Cowpea Storage (PICS) project. She became Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Engineering in 2017 and moved to EPICS in November 2019 to take the role of EPICS University Coordinator.
Heather serves as the Global Cooperative Education Programs Specialist in the College of Engineering’s Office of Professional Practice. Within that role, Heather is dedicated to leading efforts in the GEARE program to develop co-op programs with global employers and prepare students for experiential learning experiences abroad.
Heather is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech community College teaching courses in Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and French from Indiana University and an MBA in Management from Indianan Wesleyan University. She has lived on three continents and speaks fluent French. She married in 1992, has two grown boys, and two daughters-in-law. In her free time, Heather loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and is a big supporter of Purdue football. Boiler up!