Heather Wacha is a PhD candidate in Medieval History. Her interests broadly include women's economic and social history in twelfth- and thirteenth-century France, and the history of the book. She received her BA from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN in 1985 and her MA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA in 2009. Before returning to graduate school, Heather taught high school French in England and the US, as well as high school English in France. Her most recent projects include updating the descriptions of the medieval manuscripts held in The University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections and designing short educational videos featuring select manuscripts. She is also a member of UI History Corps, a graduate student-led organization dedicated to public history and the digital humanities.