Ashley Holst is the Chief of Party of the Cooperative Leadership Advocacy and Engagement project at Global Communities.
In her role, Ashley focuses on Economic Development, particularly cooperative and SME development. Ashley also has a special interest in Research, Learning and Collaboration. The CLEAR program supports capacity strengthening of worker, housing, and producer cooperatives, particularly Kenya and Guatemala. Prior to joining the Cooperative Development Program she worked on development topics including sexual and reproductive health, youth, and economic capacity building. Ashley started her career working in the Dominican Republic before returning to Washington, DC. Ashley earned a Master’s Degree in International Development, specializing in Monitoring & Evaluation from American University in Washington, DC and an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology and International Political Science from Drury University in Springfield, MO.