The University of Mount Shasta was founded in 2012 by Joa Janakoayas. MA. as a place for higher education that helps people find and do their higher purpose. The original meaning of education means to “draw out” what one already knows. The Soul within the human has access to unlimited universal knowledge. We help students develop a stronger connection to their inner knowledge, and connect even deeper to discover and live their authentic happiness that is available in every present moment.