Ashley Young

Education Program Manager

Ashley is our Florida Youth Organizer based in Tampa, Hillsborough County. Ashley, as a Florida native, has a strong affinity for the outdoors and preservation. She has been a vocal environmental advocate for over 10 years. She founded Students For the Environment in 2011 at Hillsborough Community College. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Economics at the University of South Florida in 2015 and returned to complete a Master’s in Global Sustainability with concentrations in Sustainable Business and Renewable Energy. 

Ashley feels called to this work as she sees Florida on the front lines, and while most Floridians seem to notice climate weirding they’re also reconciling a lot of misinformation. Over the past several years Ashley has sought out opportunities to engage people of various ages to think more about sustainability topics such as waste management and reduction as well as lobbying federal and local representatives.

In her free time, Ashley loves to travel, swing dance and care for her dog and seven backyard chickens.