Elise Higgins – At-Large
Kansas Manager of Government Affairs
Planned Parenthood Great Plains -
Elise Higgins, Chair, is a graduate of University of Kansas in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Political Science. At KU, she was active in student government and led the Commission on the Status of Women, the campus feminist student organization, where she began her involvement with URGE. Since graduation, Elise has worked professionally as a grassroots organizer for voter rights, health reform implementation, dental care access, and Medicaid expansion. She has been the lobbyist and State Coordinator of the Kansas National Organization for Women, and is currently the Kansas Manager of Government Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. In her current role, Elise advocates for reproductive rights in Kansas at the grassroots and legislative levels. In her spare time, Elise enjoys alternating her name and “she” in bio sentences, repping Kansas in DC, hanging out with her cute husband and dog, and talking about red state reproductive justice to everybody who stays still long enough.