We are super excited to introduce you all to Ashley, the new organizer at Cleveland Owns who will be launching the Cleveland Heights Community Solar Fellowship in February!
Ashley grew up in Cleveland Heights, and has always had a passion for environmental sustainability and social justice, the crosshairs of which have evolved into environmental equity and energy justice. Ashley graduated in December with a Master's Degree in environmental studies with a nonprofit management focus. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Ohio University in Environmental Geography/Pre-law in 2011, Ashley began working with Grassroots Voter Outreach, a nonprofit group that ran campaigns for other nonprofit organizations. She also worked as a field organizer for Organizing for America (along with Jonathan!).
Ashley believes that equitable community solar is crucial to provide both energy and power to citizens who are disenfranchised, and she plans to work tirelessly until energy justice is served.