Who We Are

The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) unites students, families, alumni, professors, staff, and community members from our state universities, community colleges and the UMass system to advocate for high-quality, debt-free public college.
Mass. Voters Supporting #DebtFreeFuture
State Lawmakers Supporting Free College
PHENOM's 2018-2019 Fundraising Goal
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The PHENOM Update

Higher education is constantly making news. We keep you informed.
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The Team

Meet the organizers who are making free public college a reality in Massachusetts.
Amy Blanchette
Amy Blanchette

President

Amy is our President and organizer at Bristol Community College.

    James Cordero
    James Cordero

    Vice President

    James is PHENOM's Vice President and a student at UMass Amherst.

      Mickey Prout
      Mickey Prout

      Secretary

      Mickey is our secretary and a student organizer at Westfield State University.

        Sam Goldstein
        Sam Goldstein

        Student Organizer

        Sam is a student organizer at UMass Boston.

          Isabella Epshtein
          Isabella Epshtein

          Student Organizer

          Izi is a senior and student organizer at UMass Amherst.

            Andrew Lacouture
            Andrew Lacouture

            Student Organizer

            Andrew is a student organizer at Bristol Community College.

              Juan Pablo Blanco
              Juan Pablo Blanco

              Student Organizer

              Juan Pablo is a graduate student and student organizer at UMass Boston.

                Jake Weissmann

                Student Organizer

                Jake is a senior and student organizer at UMass Amherst.

                  Delia Fuentes

                  Student Organizer

                  Delia is a student organizer at Springfield Technical Community College.

                    Elizabeth Pellerito

                    Treasurer

                    Elizabeth is our treasurer and faculty/staff organizer at UMass Lowell.

                      Ken Haar

                      Legislative Chair

                      Ken is a retired staff member and professor at Westfield State University.

                        Vicki Dzindzichashvili
                        Vicki Dzindzichashvili

                        Communications Chair

                        Vicki serves on PHENOM's board and is a graduate of UMass Boston.

                          Charlotte Kelly
                          Charlotte Kelly

                          Organizing Co-Chair

                          Charlotte is the executive director of the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance.

                            Max Page
                            Max Page

                            MTA Representative

                            Max Page is the Vice President of the MTA and a founder of PHENOM.

                              Gillian Mason
                              Gillian Mason

                              Fundraising Chair

                              Gillian is the co-executive director of Massachusetts Jobs With Justice.

                                Sydney Little
                                Sydney Little

                                Organizing Director

                                Sydney coordinates our 10 campus chapters and student, faculty, and staff organizers.

                                Zac Bears
                                Zac Bears

                                Executive Director

                                Zac oversees finances, communications, and day-to-day operations.

                                P.O. Box 2249 Worcester, MA 01613
                                Contact Us
                                E-mail: info@phenomonline.org Phone: (978) 227-8473