Ashley Parker is an associate program officer. She is responsible for strategic grantmaking in support of Ascendium’s Expand Postsecondary Education in Prison focus area, which seeks to identify and scale effective strategies for ensuring that incarcerated learners have access to and success in high-quality postsecondary education. She joined the organization in 2021.
Previously, Ashley was a community engagement associate at GPS Education Partners. In this role, she was responsible for funder research, pipeline development and grants management. Outside of Ascendium, Ashley serves on the board of GLOW 414 and as co-chair of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Milwaukee’s engagement committee.
Raised in Wisconsin, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.