Heather Selby

Admission Counselor
Heather Selby

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Education: B.A. in International Studies and Political Science, University of Richmond

Favorite TV show to binge watch? Grey’s Anatomy.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate Peanut Butter.

Belle Isle or Pony Pasture? Pony Pasture.

Favorite RVA restaurant? En Su Boca.

Biggest phobia? This is ironic, but…spiders.

What is the coolest feature or piece of architecture on campus? Why?

I have always really enjoyed hanging out by the globe in the courtyard of the Carole Weinstein International Center because it is a fun physical representation of how global our campus is. Students have a tradition of spinning the globe for good luck before they start classes their first year, and are often seen taking photos by the globe on graduation day with their fingers pointing to the country they studied abroad in.

Any D-Hall recipes or hacks you’d like to share?

My senior year, I discovered how to make the perfect breakfast bagel sandwich. I ordered eggs over-medium from the egg line, put them on a toasted bagel with cheese, bacon, and tomato, and then put the whole creation through the warming tray to make it melt. It’s delicious.

If you had to put together a “Richmond Top 5” (experiences from your college years), what would they be?

  1. Studying abroad for a semester at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland! I was able to travel around Europe and meet up with my UR friends who were also studying abroad—the whole experience was so awesome.
  2. Taking a road trip with my friends to Florida for spring break my junior year. Not only did I get to see new places, but a 15-hour road trip allows for a whole lot of bonding!!
  3. Traveling to Italy with my SSIR. I was a member of a living-and-learning community that studied personal growth through travel during my sophomore year. After reading literature about different travel experiences, my class got to apply what we learned to our own travels to Venice and Verona, Italy!
  4. Working as a tour guide here at UR! Let’s just say I liked the job so much that I decided to pursue college admissions as a career…
  5. Getting brunch with my friends on the weekends in the city. There are so many great places to eat in Richmond, and I’m a foodie, so it was really fun to explore the city from a food perspective!