Ashley Hickson (she/her/hers) leads efforts to build internal capacity and create an ecosystem of strategic partnerships in the areas of equity, justice, and social impact.

Prior experience

Prior to joining CSPI, Ashley served as Director of Community Impact at the American Heart Association where she oversaw her market's food insecurity strategy through community-level policy, systems, and environmental change approaches. She holds an MPH from the University of Texas Health Science Center and dual degrees (BBA/BS) from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Doctorate of Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity and Social Justice from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Joined CSPI

Ashley joined CSPI in March 2020 .

What's the most inspiring part of your job?

"The opportunity to collaborate with passionate and brilliant colleagues within my organization and externally to create a more equitable and just food system."