HEAG Consultant Spotlight: Judy Henderson

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Name: Judy Henderson

Current Position: Financial Aid Consultant

At HEAG for: 3 1⁄2 years, since summer 2012

Tell us a little about yourself…..I am originally from Dominican Republic where I grew up with my family; currently my hometown is Franklin, MA. During the summer breaks I worked and visited family in the US. I love the diversity of the American Culture and could see myself setting roots here. I moved to Boston in 1999 and began working for the Admissions department of a proprietary school and soon decided that Financial Aid was the best fit for me. I really enjoy counseling students and parents with navigating the challenges they face during the College process and helping them to be active participants in the process.

What do you enjoy most about your current position at HEAG? I enjoy change and working for HEAG allows me to experience the aid process at institutions with different cultures. I like the challenges every new role presents. I love the opportunity to provide some relief to an institution’s aid staff and also work with experienced colleagues.

What makes HEAG unique or special compared to your work experiences elsewhere? The range of services HEAG offers allows institutions to operate without disruption and to maintain compliance with the constantly changing Federal Regulations. On a personal level, working for HEAG gives me the opportunity to network with many aid professionals and build long lasting relationships.

Before working for HEAG, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? After graduating from College, I worked for Kellwood Company one of the leading apparel manufacturers in the United States. I was the liaison for the US office and the plant located in Dominican Republic. I was responsible for the shipment and delivery of goods to the US.

When you’re not consulting, what kind of other hobbies/interests do you have? I like to practice Yoga to disconnect from the daily routine and to dedicate some time to myself. I also enjoy a good movie, preferably a comedy.