Jen Higgins-Newman – Program Director

Jennifer Higgins-Newman is a Quaker, theologian, writer, activist, and currently the Program Director at Beacon Hill Friends House. Jen joined staff as the program manager is January 2020 — but has been a part of the community here since July 2017.

Jen holds a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and spent several years working in advocacy around human rights, the public interest, and the environment before coming to BHFH.

She lived in a community similar to the Friends House when she studied abroad at Oxford University through the Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford program. In addition to her work at the Friends House, Jen is a member of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting, serves on various committees for New England Yearly Meeting, writes for Barclay Press’s Illuminate Bible study series, and is a regular volunteer with the Boston Debate League.

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