Megan Van Heiden

Assistant Director
1010 Student Services Building

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