Heather Rickerl

Heather Rickerl
Heather Rickerl
Heather Rickerl Heather Rickerl
Career Services Coordinator
office. SWEN 1061
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

2017 - Master of Science (M.S.) - Higher Education (Leadership for Student Success) - Walden University – Dissertation/thesis topic: LGBTQ+ students and barriers to career development

2004 -Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Life Science Education - Minnesota State University Moorhead

2000 - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Zoology (Wildlife and Fisheries Biology) - North Dakota State University

Current licensures/certifications:

Minnesota Board of Teaching: grades 5-8 General Sciences teaching license, and Grades 9-12 Life Sciences teaching license

Academic background:

My Master's research focused on how LGBTQ+ identities play a role in career development. This included proposing a programmatic element that focused on the value of mentors throughout the college experience. When working with students in a career counseling capacity, I seek to maximize the student's potential, as well as get the student to think outside the box. So many career fields and occupations are interdisciplinary these days, so it pays to look beyond the obvious!

Non-academic background:

I love winter, especially snowshoeing and cross-country skiing! Summers bring days on the beach with my rescue dog Huck and my favorite adventure human, long motorcycle rides, and time fly fishing along my beloved Lake Superior shores and stream. I’m a fan of most sports, but football is my favorite. I’m an avid reader who would die without public libraries. I love music - especially live concerts, travelling, especially far away, and doting on my niece, since she is especially new. Otherwise, I’m content going outdoors to explore, taking in a local festival, or relaxing inside with a movie and popcorn. I volunteer as a reader for Point Foundation and PFLAG National scholarships, help EMS with local community events, and jump in when needed at Bayfield's Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua.

Notable awards:

2016 PFLAG Washburn Co-Person of the Year

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