Ashley L. Ison joined the Council as a Research and ELL Policy Specialist in 2016. Within this role, Ashley works with the Research Department performing data collection and analysis, as well as producing research reports district resources. Prior to joining the Council, Ashley was a research intern at Coffey Consulting, LLC supporting the research department in building reports on higher education issues. Ashley also interned at New America where she contributed to research on teacher preparation programs and regularly published articles on the organization’s education policy blog, EdCentral. Ashley holds a master’s degree in Education and Human Development from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies from Yale University. Before attending graduate school, Ashley taught at a public charter school in New Haven, CT.