Heather Houlton, MS
Heather R. Houlton is the Workforce Development, Education and Outreach Specialist at the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). Ms. Houlton received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Astronomy/Planetary Science in 2007 and her Master of Science from Purdue University in Geology focusing on Geoscience Education Research in 2010. Her projects at AGI include conducting research to understand the student-to-professional transition by mapping geoscience undergraduate and graduate students’ career trajectories and using these findings to develop and implement career programs. In lieu of this research, she is developing online, competency-based courses for geoscience students and early career professionals to support their transition into the workforce. In addition, Houlton manages diversity-related efforts and the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for female graduate students in the geosciences.