Ashley DeMauro Mullins is a Senior Advocacy Director for ExcelinEd. In this role, she works with leaders and policymakers from the northeastern states to promote student-centered solutions focused on educational quality, innovation and opportunity. Ashley’s portfolio of states includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Before joining ExcelinEd, Ashley led StudentsFirst in PA, a statewide education advocacy group focused on teacher effectiveness and accountability policies. Prior to her leadership at StudentsFirst, Ashley served as Director of Government Relations for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, where she led legislative negotiations on education issues with the General Assembly. Preceding that appointment, she was a Policy Analyst for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on the Education Committee. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in politics and American history from Juniata College and her Master of Education in School Counseling degree from Millersville University. She resides near the capital of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.