Ashley Ortiz Chico

Program Manager, ESCALERA STEM

Ashley graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, where she earned a bachelor's in Political Science and Literature. She has an M.A. from the University of Connecticut where she majored in Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Her research focuses on grassroots organizing around coloniality and disaster capitalism. She's worked as a teaching and research assistant as well as a Co-Teacher for El Instituto of Latino Studies. Before coming to Puentes, Ashley was working as a Disaster Case Manager, aiding survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.