Heather Jacobson

Associate Director of International Enrollment & Student Services

Office Location:Harstad Hall - Room 112

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • M.Ed., Student Development Administration, Seattle University
  • B.A., French and International Affairs, University of Puget Sound


Immigration specialist and current student advisor.

Selected Presentations

  • Association of WA International Student Affairs (AWISA) Winter Conference, Enhancing Cultural Competence Through Game Play, Renton, Washington (January 2019)
  • NAFSA Tri-Regional Conference, International Student Retention: National Trends and Examples from the Field, Denver, Colorado (November 2017)
  • NAFSA Region I Conference, Flying solo: Challenges, opportunities and strategies for small/one-person offices, Anchorage, Alaska (October 2016)
  • NAFSA Region I Conference, Not 'If' But 'When': Crisis Management for International Student Service Offices, Boise, Idaho (October 2015)
  • NAFSA Bi-Regional Conference, Bridging the Gap: Programming to help domestic and international students connect and develop intercultural competence, Portland, Oregon (November 2014)
  • NAFSA Annual Conference, What Will You Gain? How Technology and Social Media Tools Made Our Lives Easier and Can Help You Too, San Diego, California (May 2014)

Selected Articles

  • Jacobson, H. and Shuyler, K.. "Student perceptions of academic and social effects of working in a university library." Reference Services Review 2013:


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