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Heather Pearson

Interim'l Admissions Counselor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

International student recruitment and admission; international credential evaluations

Brief biography

Hometown: New Hope, MN

Interests: Hiking and biking, cooking, oil painting, traveling, binge watching shows on Netflix.

Favorite Restaurant in La Crosse: New Taste of India (the BEST chai and naan!)

Advice for New Students: Come to college with an open mind.  Try new things, step out of your comfort zone, and take advantages of the opportunities that are presented to you.  You are going to learn so much about yourself, and you are going to start to more fully define your values and goals.  And most of all, enjoy the experience!


B.A. in Art - Edgewood College

M.E.P.D. in Education - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire



Heather Pearson, Admissions; and Jesimiel Banjiram, Sophia Hower and Miranda Panzer, all International Education & Engagement students; served in coordinating and delivering new intl student orientation and arrivals. Thank you for the many hours of planning, immigration/visa coordination & advising, logistics (pick-up, housing check-ins, dining, special events, and more), campus presentations & resources, and even urgent care visits. Your hard work does not go unnoticed! UWL welcomed 50 new intl students to UWL!

Submitted on: Sept. 12, 2022



Heather Kretz, Market & Johnson; Heather Pearson, Admissions; and Kristina Anderson, Student Affairs Administration; presented "Building Resilient Teams: Moving from Surviving to Thriving" at AACRAO Annual Meeting on April 5 in Portland, Oregon.

Submitted on: April 8, 2022



Heather Kretz, Market & Johnson, Inc; Heather Pearson, Admissions; and Kristina Anderson, Student Affairs Administration; presented "From Surviving to Thriving: Building Resilient Teams" at UMACRAO/WACRAO Conference on Nov. 5 online.

Submitted on: Nov. 6, 2021