Heather Hoechst



Heather grew up in Georgia and spent her pre-law years as a social worker and crisis counselor; she obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in gender studies from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She holds a law degree from Pennsylvania State University, The Dickenson School of Law and has worked as a public interest lawyer since 2012. Since joining the Law Center in April of 2018, Heather has focused on the educational rights of Native American youth with disabilities in the Four Corners. Heather also acts as a Guardian ad litem and Youth Attorney and serves families and youth involved in the judicial system with a strong focus on social justice.