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 Team

Meet the organizers who are making free public college a reality in Massachusetts.
Kim Selwitz
Kim Selwitz

President

Kim is our President and a graduate of Framingham State University.

    Amy Blanchette
    Amy Blanchette

    Vice President

    Amy is our Vice President and a student organizer at UMass Dartmouth.

      Maddi Walker
      Maddi Walker

      Student Organizer

      Maddi is a sophomore and the President of PHENOM's UMass Boston Chapter.

        Juan Pablo Blanco
        Juan Pablo Blanco

        Student Organizer

        Juan Pablo is a graduate student at UMass Boston and has been a PHENOM UMB student organizer since 2016.

          Isabella Epshtein
          Isabella Epshtein

          Student Organizer

          Izi is a junior at UMass Amherst studying sociology and leads the PHENOM chapter on campus.

            Mickey Prout
            Mickey Prout

            Student Organizer

            Mickey is a video/film student who leads our chapter at Westfield State University.

              Kenny Fairneny
              Kenny Fairneny

              Student Organizer

              Kenny is a senior at UMass Amherst and leads the UMass PHENOM chapter.

                Derek Lynch
                Derek Lynch

                Student Organizer

                Derek is a sophomore at UMass Lowell and leads the UML PHENOM chapter.

                  Stephanie Houten
                  Stephanie Houten

                  Student Organizer

                  Steph is a MassArt student and SGA President and leads PHENOM's MassArt chapter.

                    Karyn Aiello

                    Faculty/Staff Organizer

                    Karyn is a student and staff member at UMass Boston and leads our UMB chapter.

                      Elizabeth Pellerito

                      Faculty/Staff Organizer

                      Elizabeth is PHENOM's faculty/staff organizer at UMass Lowell.

                        Jennifer Ford

                        Student Organizer

                        Jen Ford is a student at Bridgewater State University and leads our BSU chapter.

                          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