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Heather Adams

Director, College Learning Communities
UCLA

Heather Adams Ed.D is the Director of the College Learning Communities at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she works collaboratively with departments campus-wide to establish robust academic, professional, and community building support for underserved students. Previously the Director of the UCLA Transfer Student Center, the core focus of Dr. Adams work has centered on generating institutionalized receptivity, support, and policy restructuring for underserved student communities through strategic partnership and practice. Dr. Adam’s is currently working with the UCLA Transfer Success Team to develop and implement a transfer-student learning outcomes model for UCLA. She is excited about continuing the transfer discussion and tightening the nationwide transfer support network as the founder of Transfer Nation, a forum for professionals working with transfer students to share information, collaborate, educate, and generate transfer receptivity.

Dr. Adams earned her A.A. in Psychology from Santa Monica College, transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology and Ed.D in Educational Leadership.