Ashley joined the Legal Aid Justice Center’s Youth Justice Program in October 2020. Prior to joining LAJC, she worked as a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia where her practice focused on public benefits (e.g., Medicaid, SNAP, SSI/SSDI, and TANF). Before that Ashley worked as a Senior Policy Associate/Staff Attorney at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) in Washington, DC. Her work focused primarily on youth justice and education policy matters at the intersection of race and class, in-house legal matters, and pro bono family law matters. Prior to that Ashley worked as a litigation associate at Fried Frank in DC following a clerkship with then-Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. She graduated with a dual B.A. in Psychology and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Ashley received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she spent time as a law clerk at the National Center for Youth Law and as a student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau working on family law matters.