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

  • High Capacity Campus

    Start date: 07/07/2024

    The main objective of this initiative is to develop the potential of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been accredited as "high ability".

  • Workshop From Science to Society

    Start date: 22/09/2024

    The Rafael del Pino Foundation together with the Club de Científicos (Rafael del Pino Excellence Fellows) organise the FS2S: Translating today's research into tomorrow's solutions.

  • A History of the World programme. Jeremy Adelman

    Start date: 20/09/2024

    This course, aimed at young people aged between 17 and 25, invites them to learn about and delve into world history in order to understand how we are connected in the globalised world in which we live.

  • Artificial Intelligence Ethics Programme. Carissa Véliz

    Start date: 28/10/2024

    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.