Ashlyn is a second year doctoral student in the Division of Sport Management, working under the advisement of Dr. Marlene Dixon. She works as an instructor of record, graduate teaching assistant, and graduate research assistant within SPMT, while serving on the Graduate Student Association Board. Her research focus lies within the sport for development and peace (SDP) sector, primarily on sustainability of SDP partnerships and the power dynamics that influence practice and research within the field.
Ashlyn competed as a women’s soccer collegiate athlete while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Wingate University in North Carolina (2015). She then worked as a Graduate Assistant Soccer Coach for the Men and Women’s Soccer teams at Averett University in Virginia (2017), where she earned her Masters in Business Administration. Prior to her start at Texas A&M, she worked for Coaches Across Continents (CAC), a globally recognized sport for social impact organization. Through her role at CAC Ashlyn worked in the field throughout 14 countries, consulting dozens of diverse SDP partners and stakeholders on curriculum design, program sustainability, and strategic approaches for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Ashlyn remains active as a practitioner within the SDP sector today as she continues her academic journey.