Heather Pickett, a native of Fairfax, Virginia, is currently a student at George Mason University studying Criminology, Law and Society, with a minor in Forensic Psychology. While at George Mason University, she has had the opportunity to participate in a project called “Changing the Hole Mind: Living and Working in Solitary Confinement During Reform”. As a research assistant on the project, her role was to interview inmates in solitary confinement and a mental health unit about their experiences with a focus on coping mechanisms. She also had the opportunity to present this research at various academic and professional conferences around the U.S., including the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 56 th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Her research paper is in preparation for publishing in 2020.
Heather displays her understanding of people who are faced with stressful and delicate situations by combining her prior skills and knowledge with her desire to provide positive and quality care to our clients. Heather aspires to develop a career that combines her passions for criminal justice and psychology. Outside of the office, she is a musician who has learned to play seven instruments, enjoys going to coffee shops, and spends quality time with her cats.