Shirley Higerd-Rusli

Born and raised in sunny, kale-crazed Los Angeles, Shirley moved to New Haven, CT in 2017 to join the Love146 family. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Music History from UCLA where she also served for over four years as a volunteer with UCLA UniCamp, a student-run nonprofit serving Los Angeles youth.

Shirley, lover of all dogs, good music, and NPR, hopes to attend graduate school in the coming years. Most of all, she hopes to be lucky enough to live her life in the service of others.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Dr. Maya Angelou