“Our education and workforce system wasn't built for today's students. We need to change the way we think about college and training to ensure every student—especially low-income adults—are prepared to succeed.”
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield
Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield is a senior policy analyst with CLASP's Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. Ms. Duke-Benfield's focus is access to and success in postsecondary education and training for low-income students. She analyzes and advocates for policies that better serve low-income adults and other non-traditional students and provides technical assistance to federal, state and local advocates and governments in these areas. She also directed CLASP’s Benefits Access for College Completion initiative, which sought to increase access to public benefits and financial aid for low-income students at colleges across the country. She holds an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and a master's degree from Emory University.