Manager of Pathways to Access Program
Ashlee is originally from Macedonia, Ohio and completed her undergraduate education at Capital University, located in Columbus, Ohio, where she majored in Business Management. After graduation, she attended graduate school at Liberty University where she earned her Master of Arts in Human Service Counseling: Executive Leadership. During her time in graduate school, she completed various group therapy sessions serving at-risk youth in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.
Ashlee has worked with at-risk youth and adults through non-profits and higher education institutions. She has also worked in career services and served various roles in diversity and inclusion settings. She has a strong passion for serving youth and creating healthy safe spaces for individuals to grow and thrive to become positive contributions to society and in their communities. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, a historically Black sorority.
Prior to joining the YES family, Ashlee served as a career services coordinator, community relations chair, peer career advisor, and a youth development specialist and program coordinator. As the Pathways to Access Program Manager, Ashlee will manage and implement workforce development training, workforce experiences and career exploration opportunities for high school youth. In this role, she will creatively and innovatively engage young people in diverse experiences that will prepare them for their post-secondary educational and career trajectories.