Heather Fair

Graduate Student

Advisor: Roman Lanno, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

Heather’s research focuses on the stream ecology of glaciated mountain ranges in southeastern Tibet, and the implications of climate and environmental change on endemic aquatic invertebrate species. Understanding basic physiological mechanisms of insects living in receding glacier melt streams is a developing area of research. 

While at The Ohio State University, Heather has served as lecturer in the East Asian Department, student instructor in the Chinese intensive summer language program, Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for general biology, Field Zoology (Stone Lab), Neurobiology of Animal behavior, and Human Physiology.  Heather has been the recipient of a University of Wisconsin NSF Yunnan IGERT fellowship (2x), National Science Foundation (NSF) GK-12 Sugarcreek Watershed fellowship, NSF East Asian Pacific Summer Institute fellowships (2x), the Columbus Zoo Conservation Grant (2x), Department of Education (DOE) Title IV Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship (Chinese Flagship), Sophie Danforth Biology Conservation Fund Grant, OSU Office of International Affairs Grant (2x), Helen M. and Milton O. Lee Aquatic Sciences Fellowship (2x), Edgerly Summer Ecotoxicology Fellowship, a U.S. Department of State Fulbright (China), and a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Grant Award (2015).  She has a B.S. in Marketing and International Business, an M.B.A. (University of Miami, Florida), and an M.S. Environmental Science, Ohio State.

Previously, Heather was at the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Global Headquarters, where she held managerial positions in global procurement finance and strategy and information systems.  She was instrumental in building cross-functional teams to analyze and construct business processes and business analysis software, managing the East Asian IS supplier and associate training programs, and developing environmental metrics for a $12 billion divisional balanced scorecard.

Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Project Pengyou - Fulbright