Procurement Services, University of California at Santa Barbara
Heather is a Sustainable Procurement Analyst at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). She serves as UCSB’s representative for the system-wide Sustainable Procurement Working Group, and has acted as one of the system’s primary subject matter experts for sustainability content during several RFP developments.
As a Sustainable Procurement Analyst, Heather helps set and achieve annual sustainable procurement goals for campus. She reviews campus policies and procedures for sustainable purchasing practices; researches supplier practices, product attributes, and life cycle impacts to develop sustainable product recommendations and specifications for upcoming RFPs; and analyzes category spend to evaluate future sustainable procurement opportunities.
Prior to her work for the UC, Heather completed a California State Sea Grant Fellowship working for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from UCSB, as well as a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UCSB.
Purchasing is one of the most critical places to look for waste reduction strategies. In any organization, most of the waste that goes out the back door initially came in the front door through purchasing. College and University campuses are further challenged by the diverse and widely distributed array of waste streams that they manage. … read more >>