B.A. in Government, Hamilton College; M.S. in Urban Education, Mercy College; Ed.M. in Education Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University. Ashlyn knew that she wanted to be involved in urban education after spending her time as an undergraduate in an under-resourced, low-performing school in Utica, NY. Soon after graduating from Hamilton, she joined NYC Teaching Fellows and began working at PS 79 in the Bronx where she taught kindergarten, first and second grade and was also a member of the school Inquiry Team. She is currently teaching in a CCT classroom in the south Bronx at Mott Haven Academy Charter School- a school that was specifically designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in the foster care and child welfare system. In addition to her role as a teacher, she is also the school data specialist, responsible for leading the data team and analyzing school data to drive instruction.