It wasn’t until I was in my second semester of college at UMass Amherst that I discovered being a first generation college student was an identity. Now, I was very proud to be the first in my family to attend college and knew it was an important accomplishment. But I wasn’t aware of the wealth […]
About Natalie Higgins
Natalie Higgins is the Executive Director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM). Natalie is a proud first-generation college graduate and received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. PHENOM unites students, staff, faculty, alumni, administrators, and the larger community to advocate for more accessible and affordable, quality public higher education in Massachusetts.