My name is Courtney Higgins. I gradated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in communication. Following graduation, I worked in the New Haven public school system. During these three years, I worked closely with children with a variety of special needs. Watching these students grow and develop, despite many adversities was very motivational to me. This experience inspired me to use my career as a platform to enhance the lives of others. Currently, I am in the process of receiving a Master’s degree in social work from Southern Connecticut State University. I graduate in May 2017, with a specialization in is mental health and addiction. I chose this path, as I have been personally affected by these disorders. Seeing first-hand the passion and effort it takes to help people in recovery was very inspirational to me. I am happy to be a part of a team that dedicates their lives to helping people overcome these extreme challenges. Other interests of mine include fitness and animals.