Heather was born and raised in Flowood, Mississippi. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she graduated summa cum laude. She then attended Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. While at Tulane, Heather served as a student attorney in the Juvenile Litigation Clinic. After a few years practicing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Heather has returned to her hometown to work for Pollan, Lunsford & Baskin. In her free time, Heather enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, as well as playing with their two rescue dogs and pet hedgehog.