Karin Higgins

Principal photographer

Portrait of Karin Higgins


44 Mrak Hall
530-754-9384 (office)
530-304-4499 (mobile)

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Karin Higgins roams the campus making images for Web and print publications, social media sites and the UC Davis brand. It’s not uncommon to find her climbing a tree, balancing on one foot or lying on the ground to get the perfect shot … people are always telling her to “be careful” or “have you taken that ladder-safety course?”

She joined the Strategic Communications staff at UC Davis in 2006 shortly after completing graduate studies in mass communications and journalism at San Jose State University. Her work experience includes the high tech industry, professional sports, newspapers and advertising.

Karin earned a bachelor’s degree in art studio from UC Santa Barbara. She lives in West Sacramento with her husband and two young children who hate having their picture taken. 

Guilty pleasure


At the weekend I love

Unscheduled days with my family and being outside

Best advice

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Thing that really baffles me

Mean people