Ashley hails from San Anselmo, California.  She received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and a B.A. in Economics and Religion from Swarthmore College.  During and after law school, Ashley worked in Peru on matters related to human rights law litigation, women’s rights, and rural development.  Prior to joining LCJA, Ashley worked as a staff attorney with California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.’s Community Equity Initiative, where she worked to secure improved investment and equitable land use and planning practices in disadvantaged communities in the Central Valley.  At Leadership Counsel, Ashley works to keep decision-makers accountable through her advocacy to ensure access to basic services and infrastructure, affordable housing, and a healthy and safe living environment for all residents.