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Heather Balas

Heather Balas, M.A. ’01
Director of Career Development

hbalas@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2014

Heather Balas is a 2001 graduate of Thiel College. After graduation, she went on to earn her M.A. in Counseling and Educational Psychology with a focus on Student Personnel at Slippery Rock University. Heather returned to Thiel College as an employee in Student Activities and Greek Life in 2004, and has served as Director of Career Services at Thiel since 2007. Heather teaches a Career Development course each fall for seniors and has taught a First Year Seminar Course called “Good, Evil and Harry Potter”. She currently serves as Treasurer of WestPACS, Secretary of PennACE, and is the author of “Navigating Your Senior Year: A Career Workbook”.


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