Heather Lowers received a BS in Geology from Mount Union College and a MS in Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines. Heather is the director of the Denver Microbeam Laboratory for the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver. The laboratory is equipped with two SEM/EDS systems with hyperspectral CL, an electron microprobe, and microCT. The laboratory serves USGS scientists and outside collaborators working on a variety of projects including, but not limited to, geologic and tectonic analyses, ore assessments, characterization of volcanic materials, environmental geochemistry related to natural disaster response, and evaluation of inorganic materials and biological tissue. Heather joined the Microanalysis Society as a student member in 2003. Since that time, she has had various roles with the Society including session chair at M&M meetings, Director (2009-2012), MicroNews Editor (2009-2015), Secretary (2012-present), and co-organizer of the Microanalytical Reference Materials (2012) and EPMA (2016) Topical Conferences.