CUR National Office Staff Spotlight: Heather Wakefield

By Elizabeth Moris posted 09-28-2020 08:04 PM

CUR’s National Office Team is composed of talented professionals who are passionate about the work they do and their commitment to providing the highest standard of service for CUR’s members and community. After all, our community is our family here at CUR. We have taken a moment to interview each of our National Office Staff for you all to get to know them a little better. 

Office Staff Spotlight: Heather Wakefield

Q: What is your full name, the name you wish to go by, and your organizational title at CUR?
Heather Anne Wakefield and I go by Heather. My title is Senior Director of Program Strategy, Development, and Design.

Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I went to Texas A&M University.

Q: Do you prefer tea or coffee and why? 
A: I prefer coffee because of all the blends, brewing methods, and drink options. I also love the smell of it and choose to start my day with a cup.

Q: Were you involved in undergraduate research when you were in school or elsewhere?
A: My dad was a professor in the life sciences so I spent time as a child accompanying him on field trips for undergraduate research programs and projects he ran. I also spent time in high school, college, and after college working in a biology lab and an engineering department assisting with research projects, programs, and coordinating the review of a scientific journal.


Make sure to check out how to get in touch with Heather and other staff on our National Office Staff page. If you would like to volunteer for a CUR Faculty, Student, or Mentor Spotlight interview, please reach out to