Get to know me in three:
- What makes LCW special?
- Commitment to meet people where they are and utilize their strengths to better understand what DEI means across cultures.
- The values that influence me:
- Recognizing and celebrating how diversity enhances the human experience through empathy, honesty, and cooperation.
- My diversity story:
- As a queer, biracial woman, diversity and perceived “difference” have always been on my radar; it continues to be an interesting challenge both navigating white privilege and facing discrimination toward my AAPI heritage, dependent on environment. My coursework in gender & women’s studies opened new doors for me, sparking an eagerness for lifelong learning. I’ve found that fulfillment comes from an open-minded lens of kindness and understanding through many different perspectives.
Ashton (she/her) is a dedicated writer and creative with a background in nonprofit work and customer service. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in English literature and gender & women’s studies. She is excited to marry carefully honed communication skills with her passion for advocacy and DEI work on an international scale at LCW.
Before joining the team, Ashton served as Media and Communications Specialist at the Lawrence Community Music School—a nonprofit division of Lawrence University (WI)—for four years. At Lawrence, she also acted as a diversity point person during hiring processes and co-chaired the university’s Staff Governance Committee, in which she was praised campus-wide for her empathetic leadership and transparency.
She resides in Appleton, WI with her cats Wolfgang and Elise and enjoys “indoorsy” hobbies such as reading, choral music, digital art, and video games.