Program Manager of Adult Education & Workforce Development
BA&S Ohio State University
MS Florida International University
Certified ESL Teacher
Ashley joined CMAA in March of 2022 as the Manager of Adult Education and Workforce Development Programs where she is responsible for the oversight of programs at CMAA’s Chicago and Elgin Offices and building and strengthening relationships with partners and the community.
Joining from a marketing, sales, communication, and relationship management background, Ashley also has extensive experience in education and teaching ESL. She studied, then lived and worked abroad in the Dominican Republic as an ESL teacher and also taught in Miami, Florida to adult students of all levels from all over the world. She studied intercultural communication in Spain and Morocco while obtaining her master’s in International and Intercultural Education as well as economics, industry, and agriculture for her bachelor’s in International Studies. She served on the United Nations Association Columbus Chapter Board of Directors as Vice President of Programs and developed various programming around immigrant and refugee affairs, particularly within the Somali community. She enjoys volunteering for numerous organizations such as Feeding America and is passionate about socio-economic justice advocacy and women’s empowerment.
Ashley is a native English speaker and can converse in basic Spanish.
FUN FACT | Ashley often prefers to travel alone and has made friends from all corners of the globe