Heather Vanisko

Director of Education, Chicago Portfolio School

Heather recruits the instructors, plans the curriculum and makes final admission decisions. She is somewhat like Tina Fay in the movie Admission, not Difficult People. Outside of comparing herself to Tina Fey, she focuses on building strong, lasting relationships with agencies, recruiters and award-winning mentors who are working in the business now. She teaches the Marketing Your Book Class, taught from a recruiter's prospective, to help the finishing students find work in their given program choice. With a background in design, she helps edit and finalize the portfolios before enter the world. She is a big fan of Maine Coons and vegetarian nachos.