Ashley started her career as an FA-18F Weapons Systems Officer in the U.S. Navy. She served for 11 years and deployed in 2011 and 2017 aboard the USS George H.W. Bush in support of Operations Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), New Dawn (Iraq), and Inherent Resolve (Syria/Iraq). She graduated from the U.S. Navy's Strike Fighter Weapons School (better known as TOPGUN) in 2012 and spent 5 years as a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor before separating from the service in 2017. Ashley graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2019 with her M.B.A., and worked as an Associate Consultant at the McKinsey & Company Boston office until August 2020. For the past 3 years, she has worked as the Vice President of Business Operations at Merlin, a Boston area frontier technology startup developing software to propel the future of autonomous flight.

Featured programmes and seminars

  • Harvard Course in Law and Economics

    Start date: 02/10/2023

    The aim of this programme is to provide an up-to-date overview of some of the relevant issues in the field of economic analysis of law.

  • Online course Competition in markets

    Start date: Open

    Introduction to the essential elements shaping competition policy and discussion of the principles and instruments of competition policy.

  • Online course Liberalism, a philosophy in danger

    Start date: Open

    Why are so many obstacles confronting liberalism, so implacable the enemies it has to contend with, and so soft the allies it can hardly count on?

  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. Carissa Veliz

    Start date: Coming soon

    This course will help us understand the "digital reality" we live in. A practical and constructive approach, offering possible solutions to the ethical challenges generated by AI.