Heather is a white-passing, English-Spanish-indigenous heritage, Colombian-USer. Born and raised in the United States, she spent 17 years in England before recently moving to Colombia, where her grandmother and many uncles and cousins live. Her background includes being an economics lecturer, an interfaith minister of spiritual counseling, founder of a refugee and asylum seeker organisation, project coordinator for Education for Sustainable Development in UK universities, a hospice volunteer, founder of a Transition Town in England, trainer for Extinction Rebellion International and UK, a volunteer coordinator for an AIDS organisation, and communications coordinator for Deep Adaptation Forum. She considers herself a communitarian-anarchist, having seen that governments are not responding appropriately to the unfolding crises over the centuries, and that oppression is at the root. She is the mother of a 13-year old activist. Her teachers and inspiration include: Harsha Walia, Mariame Kaba, Kelly Hayes, Andy Fisher, John P Clark, Peter Gelderloos, and Miki Kashtan.