Heather is from Lukachukai, Arizona. She majored in Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Some of the organizations she was a part of include; American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Sigma Alpha-Alpha Psi Chapter, and the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars. Some of the extracurricular activities she participated in included the intramural basketball league and volunteering at the YMCA in Ithaca. She enjoys playing basketball, riding horses, and participating in rodeos. She is interested in a future career where she gets to work with animals while simultaneously being a leader within her community.