National Youth Leadership Council

Grade: Junior in Vancouver, Washington

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Ashley is a junior in Vancouver, Washington. This is her first year on the National Youth Leaderhsip Council. Ashley is the Founder & Executive Director of Project Exchange, a youth-led, 501c3 nonprofit increasing access to cross-cultural learning experiences for middle & high school students around the globe through digital technology. She is passionate about increasing access to entrepreneurial education and amplifying the voices of youth around the globe. Whether it be women’s empowerment, civic engagement, or cultural exchange, Ashley believes service learning and bold thinking allows young people to redefine any field of work and create their own places at the table.

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