Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1983. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1985. Master of Philosophy in American History, Yale University, 1989.
Master of Arts in Folklore, University Pennsylvania, 1987. Master Library and Information Science, Catholic University America, 1995.
Vice president Abington Public Company, Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania, 1966-1970. Chief Executive Officer Green Linnet Records, Danbury, Connecticut, 1971-1981. Visiting lecturer American Musical Life, Georgetown University, 1991-1998.
Library and conversion specialist national digital library program Library. of Congress, Washington, 1996-1998, expert consultant, 1995. Writer on education issues Rural School and Community Trust, 1999—2004. Research coordinator congressional campaign Janine Selendy (Democratic) New York District 17, 2002, 2004.
Freelance editor, writer Null Editorial Services, since 2005. Research associate for Journalist John Dickerson, since 2005. Editorial associate for executive coach Ira Cheleft, since 2007.
Consultant folk singer Peggy Seeger, since 2006. Board directors Maine Folklife Center. Program co-chair Washington Folk Festival, 1999-2000.
Program chair Folklore Society Greater Washington, 1993-1994. Humanities scholar-in-residence Connecticut Council for Humanities and Connecticut Department for the Arts, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1986-1987. Fieldworker in folklore Waterbury Ethnic Music Project, 1986-1987.
Incorporator John Woodman Higgins Armory, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 1966. Secretary Stanton Park Neighborhood Association, Washington, 1990. Member American Library Association, American Folklore Society, Society for History of Early American Republican, Folklore Society Greater Washington (board directors, program director, festival committee).
Daughter of Carter Chapin Higgins and Katharine Huntington (Bigelow) Doman. M.Henry Harrison Null IV, July 13, 1963 (divorced 1970). Children: John Higgins, Jacob Van Uechten.