Ashleigh has explored her passion for international affairs through working in the development sector. She has worked alongside groups including the Young Australians in International Affairs, Global Goals Australia, the Campaign for Australian Aid, and began her career working with World Vision for four years in fundraising and youth advocacy. She is an SDSN Local Fellowship recipient and is a correspondent for the Organisation for World Peace.
She has a background in NGO leadership, and is experienced in youth leadership, strategic campaigning, political advocacy, and will be was invited to run workshops on the topic at the Youth Commission on the Status of Women 2017 before attending NGO Commission on the Status of Women in New York. She is also a member of the Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security.
Ashleigh holds a Bachelors in International Relations/ Politics and an Honours degree in Politics, and has recently commenced a Masters in Diplomacy at The Australian National University. She is extremely passionate about youth in international affairs, development, gender, political engagement, and hopes to work in women, peace, and security.