Bryttnee Parris is the grants manager for the Future of Work(ers) team, where she focuses on securing labor and social protections for workers and helping them shape the policies and economic systems that affect them.

Bryttnee joined Ford in 2018 as a program assistant on the Civic Engagement and Government team. Before this, she worked at a New York nonprofit that served 30,000 children, youth, and families in the city’s highest-needs communities, assisting with the agency’s public policy and advocacy efforts. She is an active member of PEAK Grantmaking (Northeast Chapter).

Bryttnee holds a master’s degree in public administration from CUNY Baruch College, where she focused on public housing and regulation. She also has a master’s degree in political science from CUNY Brooklyn College and a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Old Westbury.