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Meet Heather Spalding
Meet Heather Spalding

As PSU's Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator, Heather oversees the Student Sustainability Center (SSC), a department that integrates sustainability into the student experience at PSU. Through events, partnerships, field trips, and programs such as the Sustainability Volunteer Program and the EcoRep Program, the SLC offers a variety of hands-on learning opportunities for students. Heather also works to integrate sustainability into PSU’s Enrollment Management and Student Affairs division through departmental practices, learning activities, and professional development.

Heather has a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Leadership for Sustainability Education and a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and a member of North American Student Affairs Professional Association (NASPA). When not collaborating to create culture shifts at PSU, Heather can be found gardening, reading, writing, thinking about systems, creating art, practicing yoga, and taking care of her ducks.