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Heather Kirkland Budget Officer & Trainer Budget Office

Favorite Spot on Campus
The area facing Katzen and the path behind Kay. It is so beautiful when everything is in bloom!
I work full time in the University Budget Office while pursuing a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at American University. I am currently in the dissertation writing phase. My research focus is disaster preparedness and response, primarily natural disasters. In 2012, I received an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation for my graduate research on disasters and trauma. I recently married my loving partner of nine years. He and I adopted and raised a puggle, who is now 10 years old. I am an avid reader who also loves to knit, travel, and practice yoga.