Ashley is an evaluation associate for the Evaluation Center and currently supports the Safe Return to Schools (SR2S) project, assisting with qualitative data collection and analysis.
Before joining the Evaluation Center, Ashley worked as an educator at St. Louis Public Schools. As such, she brings substantive experience when engaging with schools, students, and parents for the SR2S project. What Ashley loves most about being an evaluator is merging her roles as both a practitioner and academic. As a pracademic, she is passionate about theory and praxis.
Ashley is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Communication & Technology at Colorado State University. She has more than 7 years of experience assisting and overseeing research projects focusing on societal concerns, including the role of information in understanding contemporary issues and events. Her research interests include critical examinations into systems of power and specifically the ways biological and cultural narratives about race affect public conceptions and communication of race and, ultimately, determine society’s ability to redress racial inequalities.
Ashley is a native of St. Louis and loves salsa dancing, listening to live music, and spending time with her son.