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Kristin Higgins

Host, Strengthening Our Communities

Kristin Higgins loves to talk about policy and the issues you might find on an Arkansas ballot. Higgins joined the Public Policy Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in 2012 after a decade working as a newspaper reporter covering city hall, county government and crime in Arkansas. That journalism background still influences Higgins philosophy on writing for the public. She likes to translate difficult policy into easier and more understandable terms for the general public. In her time at the Cooperative Extension Service, Higgins has helped transform one of the few Extension ballot issue education programs in the country to reach more people. The Public Policy Center provides Arkansans with neutral information about proposed constitutional amendments and state laws to help them make informed decisions on Election Day. Higgins has a Masters in Agricultural Education and Extension from the University of Arkansas and is president of Arkansas Press Women, a 70-year-old organization supporting professional communicators. Reach out to Kristin at khiggins@uaex.edu or call 501-671-2160.