Auburn Women

Heather Roden ’95

Heather Roden '95

My degree from Auburn is in Environmental Science, a truly wonderful and well rounded degree — but in 1995, there were not a lot of companies hiring environmental scientists — so I went on to get a Masters in Education. Most of my career has been on the informal side of education, working in science museums. I love this side of education because, to me, informal education is getting the best of students, outside of the classroom where they are a little more open, a little more curious and ready to be inspired.

Today I work at the US Space & Rocket Center as the Manager for Space Camp Education. I get to work with incredible people to design and write curriculum for all of our camp programs, and work with students from elementary school to adulthood! The science and engineering foundation that I received at Auburn paved the way for an incredible career, one where I have the privilege of working with and inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.