Staff Advisor

Associate Director for Women in Science & Engineering (WISER)
Office: Thwing 305
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977


Heather earned a Masters of Public Administration with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has earned several Weatherhead School of Management Certificates from Case Western Reserve University (Emotionally Intelligent Leader and Women in Leadership). Terry was accepted into the Cleveland Bridge Builders emerging leaders program in 2009 and was also awarded the "25 under 35 Movers and Shakers Award" from Inside Business Magazine that same year. Heather has always been very passionate about the sciences and earned a vocational certificate in auto-mechanics at Cleveland Heights High School!


Heather is the advisor for the WISER (Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable) student group at Case Western Reserve University. Her work is dedicated to promoting women and minorities in becoming the next generation of tinkers, thinkers and innovators in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math or medicine).


Heather joined the Center in January 2012. Heather previously held the position of Project Manager for the Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART) Center at Case Western Reserve University through a National Institutes of Health federally funded grant. In 2007 – 2009, Heather became the second Francis H. Beam, Jr. Fellow for the Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. There she learned the inner workings of foundation grant making providing $2.4 million in "responsive" support to local nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, Heather spent six years managing programming initiatives for the Cleveland Public Library. Terry also taught adolescents in programs such as the NASA Workforce and Economic Division - Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) Program.


WISER Mentor Programming Coordinator 


Katherine Schaub is a graduate student studying the history of medicine, science and technology at Case Western Reserve University. She recently completed her Master's degree writing a thesis on the history of rape as a medical event. This will be her second year in the Mentor Programming Coordinator role.


WISER President & WISER Leadership Coordinator


My life has always been full of wunderlust, so if you can’t find me running experiments in a lab, roaming a used bookstore, or eating a crepe at the West Side Market, I’m probably hiking the trails to Machu Picchu, maybe even sipping tea in Istanbul – or at least dreaming about it. I’m currently studying public health and hope to pursue a medical degree to work in international health, specifically women’s health. I am also the President of the WISER student group for the 2013-2014 school year.


WISER students are able to gather and meet in their own WISER room. Centrally located on campus, the room is set up for conversation, napping, and working. The lounge also has computers and a printer available.