Heather Doty is a project engineer at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado. She works in the manufacturing and test operations organization on new business ventures, people integration, career development, staffing, and hiring. Doty supported strategic initiatives and coordination across the organization in her previous role as an engineering integration manager. Before that, she spent more than 15 years in structural engineering at the company, performing finite element analysis and supporting environmental testing for various space hardware programs, from the optical system on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to focal plane arrays for weather and earth-imaging payloads.
A senior life member of SWE, Doty joined the Society as a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. She served as FY18-19 Society treasurer and FY16 director of regions. She brings a long history of SWE experience at multiple levels of the organization, having served in nearly every officer position at the section and region levels. She has been recognized with the Region i “Inspirational” Distinguished Service Award and an Outstanding SWE Counselor and SWE Distinguished New Engineer.
A Colorado native with a thirst for knowledge, Doty holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering, a B.A. in music, and an MBA, all from the University of Colorado Boulder. She enjoys traveling, playing flute, and Zimbabwean-style marimba, creating culinary and brewing experiments in the kitchen, and playing board games with her family.