Megan Van Heiden
Education: I went to the University of Northern Iowa for my undergraduate degree in English. I originally thought I wanted to be an elementary teacher, but I did my classroom experience and quickly realized I wasn't cut out for it (shout out to all education majors!). I then changed to English and loved it. After graduating from UNI, I worked at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and then moved to Florida to pursue my Masters in Higher Education, Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Favorite Motto: "Weird is rad."
Hobbies: Camping, biking, gardening, plant parenting, thrifting, buying cute dog apparel for my English Bulldog, Benny
Interests: I love learning about anything new; conspiracy theories, words, history, skin care regimens, recipes, celebrity gossip, world news, weird things in nature, you name it.
Favorite Food: Oreo milkshakes. Does that count as food?
Fun Facts: I really am not that fun of a person; I just like to surround myself with fun people to give the appearance I am fun. Some interesting facts about me would be that I make a great dinosaur noise, I like to dip my popcorn in orange juice, and I type really aggressively.
What I love most about my job: I love talking with students about how to create connection and community through vulnerability. I am so honored and find fulfillment in supporting students during a time that can be really challenging or difficult, and celebrate with them when they are achieving success.
I'm listening to: Lucius radio on Spotify
I'm watching: You, Succession, Dateline, Ted Lasso, the nightly news, and The Office on repeat