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Student-Parent Data Stories: How Collecting Data on Parenting Students Affects Policy, Practice, and People’s Lives

To kick off National Student Parent Month, join the Urban Institute, Generation Hope, and the National Governors Association for an event that will highlight stories about efforts to collect data on college students’ parenting status and why these data matter. This session will be valuable to anyone considering how to use data to promote equal opportunity in higher education for students caring for children, especially audience members involved in state and college policymaking.



  • Yoslin Amaya Hernandez, Student Advocacy Coordinator, Generation Hope 
  • Theresa Anderson, Principal Research Associate, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute 
  • Tanya Ang, Managing Director of Advocacy, Higher Learning Advocates 
  • Marlee Breakstone, Senior Policy Manager, Generation Hope
  • Miriam Cullimore, Student Parent and Whole Family Coordinator, Minnesota Office of Higher Education 
  • Autumn R. Green, Nonresident Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute; Twink Frey Visiting Social Activist, Center for the Education of Women+, University of Michigan 
  • Erica Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bowie State University 
  • Heather King, Project and Policy Analyst, Basic Needs, Office of the President, University of California 
  • Portia Polk, Senior Policy Analyst, National Governor’s Association
  • Caroline Sanders, Associate Director, Community Relations and Engagement, Eastern Michigan University; Commissioner, District 4, Washtenaw County, Michigan 
  • Jamie Williams, Senior Higher Education Impact Manager, Generation Hope

Support for this event is provided by ECMC Foundation. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Date & Time Friday, September 1, 2023

Urban Institute Speakers
  • Principal Research Associate
  • Former Non-resident Fellow