AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Heather  Deal

Heather Deal

Graduation Year: 2002
Degree Earned: B.S., Public Relations and Advertising
Institution: University of Southern Indiana

Heather Deal gave up a successful consulting company to start a new business that will improve the lives of people around the world by giving them access to clean water, more sanitary environments, and greater personal safety for women and girls. Heather’s company, Santec, is reinventing the toilet to recycle human fecal matter into a pathogen-free biochar to use as cooking fuel and urine into a drinkable liquid for use in developing nations. Her company was awarded $719,658 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue her quest to make the world a better place for everyone.