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Remembering Heather Theberge

Heather Theberge, an administrative assistant in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering’s undergraduate office, passed away on January 3, 2021 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 42 years old.

Heather joined MIT in 2012. In her role as administrative assistant, she was instrumental in ensuring that the mechanical engineering undergraduate program ran smoothly. Her caring nature was evident to the many students, staff, and faculty who got to know her over the years. She helped countless mechanical engineering students pursue their bachelor’s degrees. From organizing first-year advising efforts, to helping students as they embarked on study abroad programs, to handling all logistics for seniors writing a thesis, Theberge assisted students from the beginning of their academic careers through graduation.