About the Author

Born just outside Philadelphia, Heather grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona where she was Teen Correspondent at the Phoenix Gazette (1992-1993). She studied journalism, political science and environmental policy at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (1993-1997) and the University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas in Paris (1995-1996), where she moved permanently after graduating in 1997. After working for 17 years in the Paris travel industry as an author, tour guide and publisher, in 2016 she became the Media Director for the non-profit marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global.