Heather Reiff

Assistant Director of Trainings and Communications



Monterey, CA

Heather oversees all of COMPASS’ science communication workshops. Her role is part train conductor, part artistic director—keeping COMPASS' workshops organized and on schedule, and crafting and overseeing our visually engaging presentations and materials. She makes sure that everything you see from COMPASS is both on time and beautiful.


Heather has a deep and abiding love of the ocean. She spent many summers as a SCUBA instructor leading experiential education and diving trips across the globe, including Belize, Egypt, the Caribbean, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands. She studied marine science, policy, and education, earning a B.A. in Biology with a specialization in marine science from Boston University and a M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. Since moving to the Monterey Bay, Heather enjoys immersing herself in the macro and micro fauna of the area through her underwater photography, volunteering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter research program, and admiring her cat Sunny from her home office. 

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