American University
School of Public Affairs – Master of Public Administration, Public & Non-Profit Management

Ashley Koon is excited to be taking on the Vice President role for the Graduate Leadership Council for American University.

Ashley is currently earning a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Public Management. She obtained a BFA in Acting at West Virginia University in 2016 and had been working on stage, on camera, and on theatre development teams in the Pacific North West until the COVID-19 Pandemic. With a passion for fundraising, nonprofits, performance, and social media the Director of Communications for the Graduate Leadership Council became an obvious fit.

Ashley works for the American Red Cross National Headquarters as a social media fundraising associate specializing in innovative ways of online fundraising and donor development. She also co-founded the Johnny Koon Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital in Morgantown, WV which raises money through accessible and local events.

In her free time, you may find Ashley taking photos of her beloved dog Bear, or taking walks around campus while chatting with friends. Ashley shares that her favorite hobby is talking – so don’t hesitate to say hello!