Ashley serves as Director of Member Services at the Data Coalition Initiative. In this role, Ashley manages a range of logistical, financial, and relational matters. Prior to joining the Data Coalition, Ashley focused on U.S. defense policy, international security, and regional analysis at DC-based think tanks, including the American Action Forum, the Atlantic Council, and the Center for European Policy Analysis. Ashley earned her Master’s degree in Global Policy Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in European and post-Soviet security and regional studies. During her studies, she worked at the Clements Center for National Security, served as the President of the Alexander Hamilton Society, on the editorial boards of the Baines Report and LBJ Journal, and as a student representative on Outreach and Engagement Boards for the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” Summit, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Originally from Arkansas, Ashley taught high school social studies in Little Rock for five years before deciding to shift to a career in policy and public service.