Heather was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Pasadena, California, and proudly claims Oakland as her adopted home. She has a B.A. in African-American Studies from Smith College (proud Smithie!) and a Masters in Education Leadership from New York University. She’s a university lecturer who has spent the past decade working in the field of educational equity and advocacy. Heather’s committed to making space for multiple narratives and writing intersectionally. Follow her on Instagram @heatherelektra.