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Heather Boyles

ORG Internet2 Title Director, International Relations BIO

Heather Boyles is a Director in the Member and Partner Relations department of Internet2. She has senior management responsibilities for Internet2's relationships with infrastructure-related constituencies, including non-US networking initiatives, US federal research networks and US-based advanced regional networks. As part of these responsibilities, Heather serves as Director, International Relations, overseeing the building of the Internet2 International Relations program from its first partnership in 1997 with Canada's CANARIE organization to over 45 partnerships today with high-performance research and education networking organizations from around the world. She has been involved with numerous global networking initiatives and organizations, including the Coordinating Committee on Intercontinental Research Networking (CCIRN), the Internet Society (ISOC), the G7 Global Interoperability of Broadband Networks (GIBN) initiative and others.

Heather has been with Internet2 since its inception serving in various capacities, including Director of Government Relations and Chief of Staff. She came to Internet2 initially on loan from her previous position as Director of Policy and Special Projects at the Federation of American Research Networks (FARNET). At FARNET, she created and wrote FARNET's Washington Update - a weekly review of policy issues of interest to the network research and education community. She also served at FARNET as co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant.

Heather holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs: International Economic Policy from the American University in Washington, DC and a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and German from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.