Heather is the Administrative Assistant for Arjun Shankar, Section Head for the Advanced Technologies Section, the Technology Integration Group within the Advanced Technologies Section, and several key staff within the National Center for Computational Sciences. As an Administrative Assistant, Heather plays a vital role in keeping the scientists focused on their research by handling administrative functions and providing needed support in the office. This support generally includes all travel reservations, organizing meetings, event planning, purchasing, subcontracts, and arranging/maintaining on-site or cyber access to ORNL.


Wilfrid Laurier University
Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Staff Activities

Professional Societies:


Member - Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession.


Member - American Society of Administrative Professionals

The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest international association for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals. ASAP helps address the changing roles and demanding responsibilities Administrative Professionals face by providing year-round access to outstanding new knowledge. These essential resources cover topics most relevant to assistants and admins — from career development and workplace advancements to tech skills and new apps to negotiating and leadership skills — and are designed to sharpen skills, increase knowledge and expertise, boost productivity, and advance the administrative profession.