Masters Degree

Personal Statement

Ashley is a design thinker, brand strategist, and educator passionate about bringing design thinking principles into education. Ashley works with educational organizations, non-profits, and start-ups to bring human-centered strategy, messaging, and processes to their work. She just completed two years as the the founding 7th grade English teacher at Girls Prep Bronx Middle School. Ashley cut her professional teeth at design and innovation firm IDEO, where she brainstormed ideas and pitched clients as part of the Toy Lab and taught design thinking to corporate clients. She worked closely with IDEO’s Education group on projects including: redesigning an after-school science program with NYC DOE and the American Museum of Natural History; teaching design thinking to university students in Colombia; and developing a design thinking curriculum for a national education non-profit. After her inspiring stint at IDEO, Ashley ran US business development for brand strategy firm Clear, an M&C Saatchi Company, and led the Creative Team at Tough Mudder She has a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

“I believe in the growth mindset, meaning that every student has the capacity to achieve and grow. I tell my students that I believe in them, and that with hard work and my support, they can achieve and even exceed their goals.”

In Person and Online Tutoring


Experienced Teacher and Mentor


Masters Degree


  • Masters in Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • BA, English Literature and Art History, Georgetown University
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • College Counseling
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • GRE English and Reading
  • History
  • ISEE Reading and Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • PSAT
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Study Skills
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing