CAST Alumni profiles: School of Kinesiology and Recreation alumna’s impactful and fulfilling work – News

CAST’s School of Kinesiology and Recreation alumna Heather Richardson ’08, ’10 knew her passions before her college experience began.

Richardson was heavily involved in music and theatre throughout high school, but she also enjoyed working with a variety of special recreation association (SRA) programs offered to individuals with disabilities. When she came to Illinois State, she originally chose to pursue a major in music but continued to spend her weekends and breaks working with her local SRA.

Richardson enjoyed the job’s flexible and impactful nature and eventually discovered that she could study the work she was doing in an academic

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