Heather Wylie is honored to have served as a Hill Country Community Clinic board member since 2020. Haven grown up here in the North State, Heather is honored to give back to her community by supporting the mission of whole person health care so central to the work of Hill Country. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology and women’s studies in 1996 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Heather spent two years mentoring youth on probation as an AmeriCorp member in San Luis Obispo County. The value of strong relationships to the success of this population played a key role in shaping her research interests as a doctoral student in sociology at the University of California, Davis. In both her master’s and PhD work on the sociology of medicine, Heather explored the history and current state of childbirth in the U.S. Starting in 2006, Heather has had the honor of being the sociology professor at Shasta College teaching introduction to sociology along with courses on gender, race/ethnicity, mass media, and social problems.