Photo by Sofia Drobinskaya
Connor Heikkila, a recent graduate of Naropa University, was fueled by a yearning for genuine learning and a desire to aid others through art. Connor’s initial disengagement with conventional education pushed them to seek an alternative, which prompted them to explore unconventional avenues and ultimately guided them to Naropa University. Upon entering Naropa, Connor’s proactive spirit quickly manifested through their involvement as an officer in the Student Union of Naropa University (SUN) and their on-campus job.
In this photo, Connor hosts Queer Prom, a SUN-sponsored event celebrating inclusivity, diversity, and self-expression within the Naropa community. This event exemplifies Connor’s dedication to fostering an environment where individuals can authentically express themselves and find a sense of belonging. Connor’s multifaceted engagement, from leadership in SUN to their role as a Resident Assistant in Snow Lion Residence Hall, showcases their commitment to creating an enriching and supportive experience for their peers.