Ash holds a double MA in International Relations/Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her areas of interest are security, foreign policy, gender studies, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation and peacebuilding initiatives with a focus on local empowerment and collaboration. She is fluent in English and has proficient language skills in Italian and Spanish.

Ash is also a research intern at the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on the ways in which the increased economic participation of women in Syria can both constrain and enable them, as well as how this affects their overall position in local and global contexts.

From December 2018 to March 2019, Ash completed a Programming Internship at Concordia in New York City. Concordia is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation based in New York City that builds partnerships for social change. Concordia works to foster cross-sector collaboration to create a more prosperous and sustainable future.

In July of 2018, Ash participated in EUROPEUM’s Summer Program entitled ‘Europe in Transition: Exploring EU’s Futures’. The program centred on European integration in the wake of Brexit, the refugee crisis, European security and defence, and cybersecurity challenges.