Heather is originally from Virginia. She attended college at the University of North Carolina where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors and minor in Chemistry. She then attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. At MUSC, Heather was dedicated to her local American Medical Women’s Association Chapter by serving as President for two years. During this time, she initiated the first interprofessional women’s health fair, coffee talks, and multiple volunteer activities. Some of these include Paws Go Red, Sugar Free Fall Festival, Susan G. Komen Foundation donation, and global relief through Water Missions International. Additionally during her time in medical school, she served in the student division as the Region 4 Coordination. With the dedication to extracurricular activities during the demanding lifestyle of being a medical student, Heather had to balance her time wisely. Small pieces of each commitment were accomplished every day starting way in advance to the deadline. During residency, Heather is continuing her balancing of academic demands and life with her involvement as AMWA Resident President Elect. Her goals for women in medicine are to “continue to work together, to demonstrate how to balance personal and professional lives, and to continue to show our ability to be leaders in medicine”.