Over the past decade Ashley has worked in both academic and public libraries, focusing on digital inclusion and providing access to scholarly content. She has completed her Masters in Library and Information Sciences through the University of Washington’s Information School. Ashley is an Associate Officer of Knowledge and Research Services. In this capacity, she serves on the core Open Access team, focusing on the foundation’s Open Access Policy’s implementation. This includes the development of Chronos, and leading the implementation of Gates Open Research. This work has sparked a passion for open access, believing that freely accessible knowledge has the power to improve and save lives.