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Ashley is a design thinker, brand strategist, and educator passionate about bringing design thinking into K-12 schools and mission-driven organizations. She consults with organizations and teams to bring human-centered strategy, messaging, and processes to their work. Ashley was the founding 7th grade English teacher at Girls Prep Bronx Middle School, where she learned alongside the world's best 7th grade girls. She cut her professional teeth at design and innovation firm IDEO, where she learned design thinking, brainstormed ideas and pitched clients as part of  Toy Lab, taught design thinking to corporate clients, and worked closely with IDEO’s Education group. After her inspiring stint at IDEO, Ashley ran US business development for brand strategy firm Clear, an M&C Saatchi Company, and led the Creative Team at Tough Mudder, where she honed her content development skills. She has a BA in English Literature and Art History from Georgetown University and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.


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Ashley Pinakiewicz