Ashland serves as Policy Counsel for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (D.C. Office). As Policy Counsel, Ashland helps advance NCLR’s federal policy and legislative priorities. Ashland’s work includes advocacy in many areas including federal legislation and regulations on housing, family law, health, and employment.
Prior to joining NCLR, Ashland was a Health and Reproductive Rights Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center where she worked on reproductive justice initiatives and expanding women’s access to reproductive health care. She also clerked for Lambda Legal, where she assisted with litigation and policy initiatives to advance LGBT equality. Additionally, she was a Holley Law Fellow at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, where she advocated for transgender-inclusive policies on the federal and state level.
Ashland is a graduate of Furman University where she was a member of the varsity women's basketball team. She graduated with a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, Ashland was a Point Scholar and a Bill and Anne Shepherd Equal Rights Scholar. She was also an Articles Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Ashland is a former member of the National Board of Directors for the American Constitution Society (ACS) and currently serves on the board of ACS’s D.C. Lawyer’s Chapter.