Creating a Passion for Learning Coordinator in Native American Student Programs, Heather Torres
Heather Torres is San Ildefonso Pueblo and Navajo. She is the Creating a Passion for Learning Coordinator in Native American Student Programs. In this position, Heather is working to cultivate a college-going attitude among Native youth in the Inland Empire and beyond. The program also seeks to raise the presently low number of Native students applying to the University of Redlands and other institutions of higher education by promoting college readiness and building a Native American presence on campus.
Heather was born and raised in San Bernardino, California, attending St. Adelaide School and Aquinas High School. This past June Heather graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and American Indian Studies. During her time as a UCLA student, Heather supervised student-run and student-initiated Native American retention and outreach projects, while also presenting at various conferences about best practices in both areas.