Heather leads the organization’s telecommunications campaigns, which include broadband access and affordability, Net Neutrality, network resiliency and prison-phone justice. She organizes a nationwide coalition of advocates fighting to protect the free and open internet and helps lead the Utility Justice Coalition, a network of nearly 1,000 public-interest groups working on the federal, state and local levels to ensure that people can access broadband, power and clean water. The coalition also works to ensure that those systems are equitable, just and can withstand the climate-change emergency.
Heather earned her B.A. in social thought and political economy and her master’s in public policy from University of Massachusetts Amherst.