Heather Croshaw has extensive experience in the policy and legal industries, including judicial clerkships and working for environmental organizations around the world. Additionally, Heather has lived and worked in a variety of places, including Washington D.C., Denver, the Caribbean islands, and Hong Kong. She currently resides in Colorado on the Western Slope. Heather also enjoys tracking the UNFCCC negotiations and researching climate adaptation; disaster risk reduction and resilience, and benefit-sharing natural resource trust funds and transparency.
She has a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School (VLS), focusing on environmental law, climate change law and policy, and international law. Heather has participated in several United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) negotiations as an NGO observer as well as to assist Myanmar. During her time at Vermont Law School, Heather was a Joint-Research Fellow at the US-China Partnership for Environmental Law and a Human Rights Fellow at the Center for Applied Human Rights.
Before law school, Heather earned a Master of Environmental Management with a focus on Environmental Economics and Policy and International Development from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Heather is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and a Minor in Chemistry. In her free time, Heather volunteers with several environmental organizations, cuddles with her dog Arya, plays tennis, goes on hikes, practices hot yoga, and religiously watches every Arsenal (English) football game.