Programming and Communications Coordinator | AIA Cincinnati
Ashlee is a certified planner, currently working as the Programming and Communications Coordinator for American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cincinnati Chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio, and served as a 2022 Urban Sustainability Directors Network’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow in Tucson, Arizona. She applies her broad experience in the fields of program management, community engagement, education, graphic communications, and strategy planning to focus on communicating the value of AIA membership to members and the public, supporting the work of local chapter committees, facilitating the AIA Continuing Education System process for local participation, delivering customer service to AIA Cincinnati’s nine-county community, and chapter administration. She holds a Master of Arts in Community Planning with a certificate in Geographic Information Science, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with a minor in Urban and Economic Geography from the University of Cincinnati. She is an alumna of the Judith Koroscik Graduate Fellowship and Erwin S. and Rose F. Wolfson Fellowship at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (UC DAAP). Her studio project experience includes team participation in a competition led by Uber and the University of Cincinnati to design for urban parking futures in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as a studio capstone in the socio-ecological dimensions of urban site design. In design teams, she has held the role of creating research-informed design and communicating to public and private audiences how policy innovation and vision (theory) could translate into improved use and built form (practice). Her recent focus has been the critical importance of applied equity frameworks within the context of sustainability and land use (climate planning, energy planning, and building efficiency), municipal-led community engagement, and policy analysis for improvement in city infrastructure, building community power in disenfranchised communities, and local development outcomes in both existing and future development.