Heather Domonoske is the Lead Coordinator of Center for Leadership. She is originally from Claremont, CA and studied Environmental-Sociology and Economics at Whitman College before completing her M.A. in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University.
Heather's passion for leadership began during her undergraduate experiences as a Resident Assistant, a Head Lifeguard, leading trips for Whitman's Outdoor Program, and serving as Whitman's Outdoor Program Trips Coordinator for two years. She has been working for Outward Bound (in North Carolina, Florida, and Washington) as an instructor on backpacking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater canoeing courses since 2013. During graduate school, she worked in leadership education, facilitated social justice programs, mediated student conduct and conflict resolution, interned for marketing and recruitment for her master's program, and taught leadership seminars at Bowling Green State University and the University of Michigan.
Heather most recently worked at the Evergreen State College as a Resident Director where she worked with the first year living communities, the outdoor interest and legacy hall (an intentional multicultural community) themed communities, served on the orientation planning committee, and supervised resident assistants. She strives to support the development of socially responsible leadership at Cal Poly and is very excited to be a part of the Centers team.
Heather is passionate about education and creating environments for growth, self-discovery, and community that provide meaningful experiences for all students. She believes leaderships is non-positional and is strongest when done in relation with others; therefore, creating intentional and meaningful relationships built through an expansive equity lens is critical. In addition to her passion for leadership, Heather enjoys getting outside, cooking, spending time (in person or on the phone) connecting with friends and family, and playing with her cat.