Heather is currently pursuing her MBA at Santa Clara University considering a double emphasis in Leadership and Innovation. She’s also pursuing her 200 hour yoga certification in Vinyasa and Alignment based yoga. She is the Development Operations Manager at Santa Clara University supporting a team of 25+ fundraisers raising $100K gifts and above. Heather’s a Bronco thru and thru and also completed her undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in English and Women’s Gender Studies.
Her passion and energy for living the Jesuit values have remained a vital guidance in her career as she’s worked in mission driven or non-profit organizations for the last ten years. Heather loves remaining active by volunteering with the TrashPunx of San Jose, the Humane Society Silicon Valley, and enjoys helping others where she can. Heather decided to join the Entrepreneurs Connection Club after taking the course, “Marketing 3200: Doing Business in the Silicon Valley” with Professors Hendershott and Bruno. She was so inspired she began attending the ECC club meetings and dreamed of becoming part of the leadership team. Her interests include healthcare, wellness, fitness and retail. She is excited to learn more about entrepreneurship and develop collaborative connections with others to fuel creative thinking in start-up founding, partnerships, or idea generation.
Above all else, as the current President of the ECC she aspires to continue the legacy of innovation, connection, and entrepreneurship contextualized in the thoughtfulness of Jesuit compassion and conscientiousness.