Jill Witkowski Heaps


Jill Witkowski Heaps comes from Annapolis, Maryland where she served as the Director for the Choose Clean Water Coalition, a coalition of more than 200 organizations working together for clean water in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  Prior to her time in Maryland, Professor Heaps was the Deputy Director of the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic and the Waterkeeper at San Diego Coastkeeper.  She started her career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City and clerked for the Honorable Virginia Hernandez Covington, U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida.


Professor Heaps received her JD degree Order of the Coif from Washington University in St. Louis and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, an EPA Federal Advisory Committee on environmental justice.


Presenter, “Leveraging Intersectionality to Address Injustice in Our New Reality,” Annual New England Clinical Conference, Suffolk University School of Law, October 20, 2017.