Higgins is the Associate Director of University Disability Resources at Harvard University educating individuals and the broader Harvard community about the disability experience, including invisible disabilities and intersectional needs. Prior to joining Harvard, she worked at Perkins from 2014 through 2021, first as a teacher of the visually impaired for technology, executive functioning and math in the Secondary School before she assumed the role of Associate Director of College Success in 2017. She was also a representative on Perkins’ Expanded Core Curriculum Steering Committee and helped design curricula across content areas. In 2016, Kate was a co-facilitator of Perkins’ Pre-Employment Program, a workshop that equips students with visual impairment with the skills they need to get a job. Prior to her arrival at Perkins, she taught students with visual impairments and provided professional training to colleagues in the Stamford, CT public schools. She also worked in a psychology research lab at Yale University. She has a M.S. in education with a concentration in blindness and visual impairment from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a B.A. in Psychology from Wright State University.