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Heather Frantz

Public Communication Specialist

David Clark Labs 127K

I provide departmental communication, particularly through our social media channels and website. I greatly enjoy the creativity involved in video and graphic design projects.

Sharing science with others has been the focus of my career. Prior to joining NC State I worked as an environmental educator for almost 10 years, connecting people of all ages with the natural world in informal educational settings. I am interested in inquiry and place-based learning. I enjoy being outside, whether I am dip netting for macroinvertebrates with fourth graders, studying bee diversity with Master Gardeners, or introducing curriculum to K-12 teachers.

I enjoy working at a major university such as NC State because I am a life-long learner and continue to explore!

In my free time, I am a wildlife photographer and a birder. I have over 540 species of birds on my life list!

If you have departmental news or events to share, please email me at Follow the Applied Ecology department on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!


M.Ed., Education Studies, University at Buffalo (2019)
B.S., Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, Canisius University (2015)