Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins
Cohen Higgins is a mother of two young children, wife, attorney, and small business owner. As a first-generation American, she is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants who came to the United States in search of better opportunities and the American Dream. From extremely humble beginnings, she was born at the County's public hospital, attended all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and spent the early part of her life in what is now public housing. She graduated high school in the top 2 percent of her class earning a scholarship to the University of Florida where she became a University Scholar. She is the first in her family to attend and graduate college.