Carissa Richter came to American Heritage in 2016 as a recent graduate from Brigham Young University. During her time at BYU, she was a TA for the Organic Chemistry Lab, where she learned how much she loved teaching. Then, from 2012-2014, Carissa served in the Adriatic North Mission under President Edward Rowe. She spent most of her LDS mission in Zagreb, Croatia, and came to deeply love the people, culture, and language of the country. She returned to BYU and finished her degree, graduating in 2015 with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Editing. For a time, she worked as a technical editor for Northrup Grumman, but her love for teaching soon brought her to start as a tutor at American Heritage. Carissa loves AHS and the spirit of learning that is so strong among the school's students and families.
Mrs. Richter met her husband, Erik, in 7th grade beginning band, where they both played the tenor saxophone. After being best friends for over a decade, they finally started dating and were married in July 2015 in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. They love spending time together playing the piano, mountain biking, playing chess and other board games, discussing chemistry and science, and reading books.