PYA Program Manager
Raised in South East Washington DC, Ashley spent six years in the DC foster care system. Ashley finished her high school career and her college career with the Young Women's program in the Foster Care Campaign, advocating for foster youth rights in the city.
Before joining CASA DC in 2020, she served four years as the Committee on Education's Legislative Assistant and Advisor to At-Large Councilmember David Grosso, where she worked on issues impacting youth struggling to navigate the education system while taking on responsibilities to help their families. She understands firsthand how childhood trauma and navigating the foster care system can affect youth in adulthood.
Ms. Strange is a second-generation foster alum who entered at the age of 15 and emancipated at 21. She understands the importance of having an advocate who can be a voice for youth and teach them how to advocate for themselves.