Business and Operations Manager
Heather Sears oversees all business and operational matters for the Department of Marine & Environmental Sciences and the Marine Science Center, including faculty grants and operating budgets, purchasing, human resources, personnel management, and space utilization. Heather began her career as a molecular biologist, obtaining a PhD in Biology from MIT. After three years as a postdoc at Harvard School of Public Health, and much soul-searching, Heather left research and made a career change into accounting. Heather spent two years as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining the staff of the Marine Science Center.