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Heather Northway, Director


Master of Arts, Counseling
University of San Diego

National Certified Counselor (NCC)
National Board for Certified Counselors

Master of Arts, Art History
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts, Art
University of Redlands

Working in higher education is a second career for me after spending many years in the museum field. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of San Diego as well as a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Southern California. I have held several positions within TRIO SSS since 2004 and in 2007, I became the Director.  As a first generation college student myself, serving traditionally under‐represented students is a great passion of mine. I am convinced that education is the foundation to building a strong future. I also enjoy spending time with my daughter, celebrating and learning about diversity, appreciate a wide variety of culture events, visual and performing arts, and collecting original World War I era posters.