Who are We?

We are a group of college students just like you that have learned the “hard way” about finding information regarding the college journey. It is our hope that you will find the answers to the common, or not so common questions you may have about college all in one place – Higher Learning.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, just ask us! You may reach us in the “Contact Us” page just under our logo.

We promise that we will reply to your question within 24 hours.

To meet all of the staff at Higher Learning, just keep scrolling!


Audriana Hairston, VA Specialist/Content Creator

I am a mother, wife, student, veteran and aspiring investigative journalist.  I take pride in being a highly-dedicated individual with the ability to undercover details that often go overlooked. In addition, currently, I’m finishing up my Bachelors of Science in Converged Communications.


LaTrell Acliese, Multimedia Specialist/Content Creator

I ate a lot of ice cream and frozen pizza over the past years.#thestruggles. 20 lbs later I made it! I worked A LOT. Partied little. Studied somewhat. WELCOME TO COLLEGE!!!!! 😆😆😆😆😆😆


Heather Stewart, Social Media Manager/Content Creator

Hey I’m Heather! I’m California-born, Colorado-raised, and have been a Jacksonville resident since 2001. I’m a mom of 2 (plus my dog), bartender on the side, and (almost) graduate. My plan is to get my Master’s degree next and, then, world domination. I’m a caffeine addict, sports lover, and travel enthusiast. I slacked in high school, made up for it in my (many) years of college, and finally figured out my path in life (I think). I’m here to offer advice, experience, and a few funny anecdotes!


Aaron Murdoch, Webmaster/Content Creator

A God-fearing Canadian living in the United States with my American wife and my two, half-American kids. I have a bachelor’s degree coming my way in August and am excited to start making some cash. In my spare time, I enjoy long walks on the beach and writing poetry by candlelight. Enough about me, go study!