Heather Wolford joined the United Academics team in September of 2018. Prior to that, she worked with faculty at Oregon State University while they organized their union, United Academics of OSU. Heather attended UO as both an undergrad and graduate student, earning master’s degrees in International Studies and Public Administration, and is excited to be back in Eugene. She’s a fan of a live music, the outdoors, and spending time in Latin America.


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Kristy Hammond has worked for United Academics since February of 2014. Previously, she co-founded Cornbread Cafe, Eugene's premier vegan comfort food restaurant, and also spent seven years with the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Kristy is a native of Wisconsin and has lived in Eugene for eighteen years where she takes every opportunity afforded to her to enjoy the outdoors with her family.


David Cecil has worked in the labor movement for the last 15 years, most of those years with the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation. Before his union career, he attended graduate school here at the UO, earning a MA in History, before discovering that he loved bargaining contracts more than he loved 19th-cenutry American medical-legal history. He does love bargaining contracts.

He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education.

In his spare time, he drinks beer on the patio with his wife, tends to his blossoming record collection, and sleeps.