Zoe Heller was appointed deputy director for Policy Development at the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery in May 2017.
Before joining CalRecycle she worked at the U.S. EPA’s Pacific Southwest Office for more than 10 years. She was manager for the Zero Waste section from 2014 to 2017, special assistant to the Regional Administrator from 2012 to 2013, and an environmental protection specialist in the Environmental Justice program from 2006 to 2012. From 2004 to 2006, Zoe was a research and policy analyst at the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago, Illinois.
Zoe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from Eckerd College and a Master of Public Administration from Roosevelt University.