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Heather Viola

Human Services/International Affairs, BA


As a passionate high schooler who didn’t quite have a sense of which interests to pursue and where and how to direct them, Heather chose Northeastern. “After researching Northeastern’s many major offerings, as well as the experiential components of their academic programming, I knew that Northeastern would support my path of self discovery.”

Heather’s Path

My human services experience has enhanced my academic development and experiential learning by demonstrating how one is not complete without the other. Everything that I learned in the classroom had direct implications for my work and experiences outside of the classroom. It deepened my understanding of complex social issues such as domestic violence, addiction, and homelessness through rigorous coursework and lessons in the classroom, and these issues are ones that I went on to work and volunteer in while living in Boston.

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