Stephen P. Higgins, J.D.

Stephen P. Higgins, J.D.

Managing Director of The Institute for Human Ecology

For more than two decades, Stephen Higgins devoted his life to public service. As a Legislative Director and Chief Counsel in the United States Senate, he was a legislative, legal, and policy strategist. Stephen worked with Members of Congress, congressional staff, executive branch officials, interest groups, think tanks, and constituents to build bipartisan coalitions and negotiate complex legislation. On a daily basis, he served as a liaison to Senate and House offices, the White House, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders.

A graduate of Deerfield Academy, Stephen holds a B.A. in English literature and mathematics from Saint Olaf College and spent semesters studying abroad in Constance, Germany, in Paderborn, Germany, and in Oxford, England. He earned a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law and spent a semester in Galway, Ireland focusing on European business law, American and European antitrust law, and international human rights. Between college and law school, he taught English in Mainz, Germany for a year on a Fulbright Scholarship.