Heidi Ochoa has served Saddleback College as an instructor and forensics coach since Fall of 2006. She accepted a tenure-track position at Saddleback College in Fall of 2009 and earned her tenure in Fall of 2013. She has also taught at Orange Coast College, Pierce College, Santiago College, and California State University, Los Angeles. She teaches Communication Fundamentals, Forensics Activity, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Interpretation, Small Group Communication, and Persuasion.
Mrs. Ochoa is currently one of the acting Co-directors of Saddleback's nationally ranked Speech & Debate Team. In this position, she manages adminstrative paperwork and creates and coaches between 20-30 performances pieces with students annually.
Master of Arts, Theatre Arts
California State University of Los Angeles, January 2014
Master of Arts, Communication Studies
(emphasis in Rhetoric, Interpersonal, & Performance)
California State University of Los Angeles, June 2006
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication
California State University of Long Beach, June 2004
Associate Degree, General Transfer Studies
Orange Coast College, June 2002