As the inaugural Strategic Transactions Officer, Heather is responsible for the negotiation of strategic partnering agreements for UCSF Innovation Ventures. She is focused on supporting those researchers, partners, and companies looking to engage in the UCSF research enterprise. Heather also advises on contractual intellectual property matters, analyzes and interprets research and intellectual property policies, and serves as a liaison on behalf of the Office of Technology Management.
Prior to arriving at UCSF in April 2018, Heather negotiated on behalf of UC Irvine, UC Berkeley and, most recently, UC Office of the President. Heather earned dual MBA-MA degrees from Claremont Graduate University, a member of the Claremont Colleges.