Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers
Race/Ethnic identity: White/Caucasian
College: Lake Forest College
Bio: Heather Atherton is an undergraduate student at Lake Forest College. Originally from Chicago, she joined the SLAC because she believes in the power of community colleges, having graduated from City Colleges of Chicago in 2020, and wants to see all of higher education better serve its students. Heather brings to the Council her lived experiences with being a non-traditional, first generation, low income, student parent and a commitment to leave higher education more accessible and informed about student realities than she found it.