Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Her undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA) is in Communication. She obtained an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College (New York, NY).
As a traveling scholar through the Big 10 Alliance, Ashley enrolled in African Studies courses at Rutgers University, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, and Indiana University after being awarded a FLAS Fellowship for Swahili. Other awards include a Diversity Predoctoral Teaching Fellowship to the University of Minnesota-Morris, a research grant from the CIES Study Abroad and International Student SIG, and Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
Broadly speaking, she is curious about socialization, its impact on identity, and how that identity is communicated to others (namely within educational spaces).
Administratively, she is an experienced education project manager specializing in creating and implementing international and intercultural experiences.
The Workforce Development and Research Lab (WDRL) is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Student Challenge for 2023! The first prize of $1000 was awarded to Ashley Watson for her proposal to address education pathways for girls in Tanz... (Link)
Ashley Watson is a sixth-year doctoral student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Like many graduate students of color, she doesn’t just want to do some good research. She wants her research to do some good. “Well, who doesn’t?” you might rep... (Link)
CEHD PhD students Sheetal Digari (left) and Ashley Watson are recipients of the John DePodesta Leadership Fellowship. The fellowship provides graduate students in business, public policy, sociology, or education the opportunity to co-design or launch a... (Link)