Ashley Bazin’s lived experiences as a Haitian American, Child of Deaf Adults, and First-Generation College Student has led to a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all spaces, and across disciplines. This has led to her involvement in a variety of work pertaining to inclusive practices since her youth. She is a recent graduate of the Education Policy and Management Master’s Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her passion for education policy is a result of experiences in both New York City and Rhode Island public schools. As a student, she noted the perpetual inequities in public schooling, especially for Black and Brown youth. She also obtained her B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College with a minor in French. During her undergraduate years, she gained extensive training in research, in both Developmental and Cognitive Psychology. Presently, she has a vested interest in political education and increasing access to quality education for both youth and adults. Furthermore, her academic training has culminated in dedication to evidence-based policy reform, as well as interdisciplinary research and praxis, revolving around societal development, human and organizational behavior. Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and close friends.