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Heather Busby, Executive Director
Heather joined NPCT as Executive Director in November 2012. Prior to NPCT, Heather was an Assistant Travis County Attorney, procuring protective orders for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Heather,a longtime supporter of women's rights, was a founding board member of The Lilith Fund and served on the boards of the National Network of Abortion Funds and Law Students for Reproductive Justice. While Heather was earning her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Texas, she helped start up a pro-choice student organization and was on the founding committee of the UT Women's Resource Center. Heather earned her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where she was president of ACLU at STCL, co-founder of the law school's LSRJ chapter and won the LBJ Civil Rights Award for her work helping victims of human trafficking while interning at the South Texas Civil Rights Project. Heather loves volunteering in her community and has provided pro bono legal assistance and taught ESL to immigrants, served as a mentor to middle school students and worked the hotlines at a domestic violence shelter. She lives in central Austin with her husband, their flatulent English Mastiff and blind Pomeranian.