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.
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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.

      Juan Pablo Blanco
      Juan Pablo Blanco

      Student Organizer

      Juan Pablo is a graduate student at UMass Boston and has been PHENOM UMB's 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.

          Derek Lynch
          Derek Lynch

          Student Organizer

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

            Cody Parsons
            Cody Parsons

            Student Organizer

            Cody is a senior at Bridgewater State University majoring in political science.

              Tom Pineros-Shields
              Tom Pineros-Shields

              Faculty Organizer

              Tom is PHENOM's faculty organizer at UMass Lowell.

                Mickey Prout
                Mickey Prout

                Student Organizer

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

                  Femi Stoltz
                  Femi Stoltz

                  Student Organizer

                  Femi is a graduate student at Bridgewater State University who has led our chapter there for two years.

                    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