Alysia Hegg

Alysia Hegg
M.A. Project Chair: 
Lisa Tremain
Graduation Year: 

I recently accepted the position of Student Development Advisor for College of the Redwoods Adult and Community Education Program. The MA in English helped bump me up to the higher end of the starting pay for this position, which, first and foremost, I believe is important because people often wonder what an MA in English can do for you. In addition to just simply having this degree, the MA program at HSU taught me how to do research, helped me to develop professionally in terms of my desire to pursue a career in academic services, provided me a framework to work as a progressive English and Spanish teacher as a bilingual educator, and finally, helped me become a more nonviolent person through the support I received in doing race work.