Mikah Jorgensen

Triton College
Chicago, Illinois

Mikah is the proud mom of one daughter and is currently a few semesters away from graduating with her associate degree in psychology from Triton College. She is part of New Moms, a nonprofit that provides services and coaching around housing, job training, and family support to young moms and their children. During her engagement with New Moms, Mikah learned how to advocate for herself and others, find and use resources, create strong friendships, strengthen her resilience, and leverage support to achieve her academic goals. She is a strong advocate of two-generation (2Gen) approaches and improving systems for parents, their children, and future generations. Mikah’s aspirations include a career in social work and earning a graduate degree. She also wants to found a nonprofit that provides mental health services to individuals who would not otherwise have access to them.

Stories featuring Mikah Jorgensen

In an op-ed written for Early Learning Nation, 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor, Mikah Jorgensen, shares her personal experience and expertise offering 5 ideas and recommendations for postsecondary institutions to make higher education more supportive of parenting students.
Media MentionsOctober 6, 2022
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