An excerpt from Heather’s Co-op Faculty nomination by Nancy Tavares
Heather Porriello (2011) is the embodiment of all attributes imperative to do this kind of work; i.e., selflessness, commitment, compassion, and a desire to help make a difference for those who are at risk and less fortunate than most. She works tirelessly to contribute to our society and is dedicated to service. When she spoke about her experiences at the Italian Home, the class was amazed at the amount of work and responsibility she took on.
She completed the following co-ops:
- MA-Victim and Witness Program:Administrative Assistant/Intern in the Fall of 2008
- Italian Home for Children:Childcare Worker/Residential Counselor in the Fall of 2009
- Legal Advocacy & Resource Center: Administrative Assistant in the Fall of 2010