Ashley Close

Director of Community Engagement

Ashley comes from South Carolina but went to college in Abilene, Texas at Abilene Christian University. She moved to DC in the summer of 2013 and falls more and more in love with the city every day. She proudly claims it as her new hometown. Her greatest passion is in hosting people in her home whether it’s filling her apartment with 40+ people for a costume party, a barbecue on the rooftop, or sitting around the table with a couple of friends. A perfect day for her consists of good company and good food. She hopes to use this passion to seek out and draw in the lonely in a city that can feel overwhelming isolating at times.