Flora Stone Mather Center for Women

Office: Tinkham Veale University Center 248
Phone: 216.368.0985
Fax: 216.368.0977



Heather Clayton Terry

Associate Director of Women in Science & Engineering & WISER Student Adviser
(216) 368-6858

Heather C. Clayton Terry, MPA joined the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women in January 2012. A native Clevelander, Heather previously acted as Project Manager for the Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART) Center a National Institutes of Health federally funded grant designed to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with acute and chronic illnesses at Case Western Reserve University. In 2007 – 2009, she became the second Francis H. Beam, Jr. Fellow for the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. She learned the inner workings of foundation grantmaking providing $2.4 million in 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.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University. She earned a graduate Nonprofit Management Certificate from Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. She also holds an Emotionally Intelligent Leader and a Women in Leadership Certificate from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is a vocational auto-mechanic and internationally acclaimed vocalist who believes that anything is possible through hard work and determination.

She has a passion for STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) education and an inclusive as well as a diverse STEMM workforce.


Chakira Smith

WISER President and Leadership Coordinator

Chakira Smith is an undergraduate student studying Medical Anthropology and Sociology. She plans on pursuing a Masters in Public Health. Chakira is the President of WISER, a member of Alpha Chi Omega, a Civic Engagement Scholar, and a CCEL Serves Leader. When not participating in these activities, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and spending time with her friends.

Gwennyth (Gwen) Evans

WISER Mentor Programming Coordinator


Gwen Evans is a graduate student in the BS/MS program studying Civil Engineering, with a focus in structural engineering.  She recently completed her undergraduate studies, graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in English from Case Western Reserve University.  On campus, she is involved in Young Life and the American Society for Civil Engineers.  Off campus, she works for a restoration engineering firm, where she helps repair historic facades (and climbs up the side of buildings.) In her free time, Gwen enjoys yoga, drinking coffee, and traveling (around Cleveland and around the world.)



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.