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As part of Penn Libraries’ Strategic Communications team, Heather leads writing and production on all development- and stewardship-communications materials, working closely with the Penn Libraries Advancement team to ensure consistent messaging and high visibility for Penn Libraries fundraising priorities. She also plays a leading role in drafting remarks and producing presentations delivered by Penn Libraries leadership.

Prior to joining the Penn Libraries, Heather was the Senior Writer and Development Communications Strategist at Wayne State University. Previously she supported fundraising and communications for small nonprofits in Michigan and Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor’s degree in writing from Ithaca College and both a master’s in communication and a graduate certificate in business from Wayne State.


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