Ashley Betts

Ashley Betts

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Ashley Betts
Ashley is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA at the Wharton School as a Meckler Family Fellow. Ashley was raised in Meridian, Mississippi, and currently lives in Philadelphia. She earned her BS in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. During college, she worked on policy issues through various organizations, including the United States Congress and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Ashley also worked in finance at General Electric and Baker Hughes throughout her career, serving in corporate volunteer leadership roles and partnering with nonprofits across the U.S. to increase racial representation in STEM careers. Her commitment to improving communities of color and creating more diverse workplaces earned her the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Award. She also holds certificates in diversity and inclusion and politics from Cornell University and George Washington University.

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