White House Author
Ashley Allison is the Deputy Director in the Office of Public Engagement. In this role Ashley manages a team of associate directors who work with leaders in the African American, Entertainment Industry, Faith, Disability, Jewish, International, Women of Color communities. She also works on the policy areas of criminal justice, My Brother’s Keeper, and economic ladders of opportunities. Prior to joining the White House, Ashley served as the National Director of Partner Engagement and Outreach at Enroll America. Prior to joining Enroll America, she was a Constituency Coordinator for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee, focusing on women and faith outreach. In 2011, she joined President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in Ohio as a Regional Field Director and then became the state’s African American Vote Director.
Before entering campaigns, Ashley worked as a freelance journalist covering local Brooklyn, NY news and has been an advocate for fair housing, voting rights, and economic justice. She also was a New York City Teaching Fellow, working as a special education teacher in the New York City Public School System. She has a law degree and a master's degree in education.