Brittnee Marsaw

Family and Workforce Centers of America’s Skillup Program
Black Jack, Missouri

Brittnee is a mother of a 4-year-old who graduated with her Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in December 2021. She received her workforce training through Family and Workforce Centers of America’s Skillup Program, which provides skills, training, and employer connections for a job or better job. During her studies, Brittnee developed her own acronyms to study for the CDL certification test, which have been adopted into160 Academy’s curriculum to train incoming students. She is now a professional driver working for an owner operator logistics company where she trains new drivers. Brittnee’s postsecondary path was not linear – there were starts and stops due to life challenges. She is inspired to use her own experiences to guide other student parents and regularly speaks to youth about the importance of a postsecondary education. Brittnee’s goals for the future include giving back to the community in all ways possible.

Stories featuring Brittnee Marsaw

In an article written by Jason DeParle for The New York Times, 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor, Brittnee Marsaw, shares her personal experiences being born to a teen mother and waiting to start her own family.
Media MentionsJanuary 3, 2023
Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute (Ascend) announced that 11 new Parent Advisors have joined its Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative (PSP) to help shape Ascend’s expanded agenda to improve higher education policy and practice for student parents.
Press ReleasesSeptember 29, 2022