Jessica Engstrom

University of Michigan
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Jessica is a mother of an 8-year-old who earned a bachelorā€™s in psychology from the University of Michigan. She is currently a program assistant at the University of Michiganā€™s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) and previously was a research assistant for the center. Jessica previously served as the president of the Michigan Caregivers and Student Parents organization and the Student Parent Advisory Board at the university. In 2021, she was an American Association for University Women Mary Elizabeth Bittman Memorial Scholar and received a scholarship from the Stuart Handler Scholarship Fund. Earlier this year, Jessica received honors in psychology for her thesis, Educational Experience of Children with and Without Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Parental Perspectives. Jessica is an advocate with experience creating resources and working on policies for student parents at the institutional level and looks forward to her next chapter advocating at the national level.

Stories featuring Jessica Engstrom

Group photo of Ascend Parent Advisors standing outside in Aspen, Colorado with their arms outstretched upward.
Snapshots from the 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor Convening in Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsOctober 2, 2023
AscendĀ at the Aspen Institute is excited to announce the launch of the 2023 Parent-Powered Solutions Fund, which will provide financial resources and...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsJuly 20, 2023
Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute (Ascend) announced that 11 new Parent Advisors have joined its Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative (PSP)...
Press ReleasesSeptember 29, 2022

Convenings Featuring Jessica Engstrom

Location: Virtual & In-Person in Washington, DC
Over the course of two days, our discussions focused on bold, equitable, and pragmatic strategies for building prosperity and well-being for all families. Sessions include insights from the latest two-generation (2Gen) family data, examples of...
ConveningApril 11, 2023 ā€“ April 12, 2023
Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
More than 1 in 5 college students is a student parent ā€“ exceptional individuals juggling caregiving, studying, working, and more. In this session, join leaders reimagining postsecondary systems to be more accessible to and inclusive of student...
ConveningApril 12, 2023
Location: Washington, DC & Virtual
On Day 1 we focused on what it takes to move the needle for families with low incomes. Join us for a robust Day 2, in which we will focus on bold, equitable, and pragmatic strategies for building prosperity and well-being for all families. Now is the...
ConveningApril 12, 2023