Ashley Jankowski

Ashley Jankowski

Sustainability Fellow, Yale Office of Sustainability

Ashley (she/hers) is currently the Sustainability Fellow at the Yale Office of Sustainability.

In this role, she oversees undergraduate student engagement efforts and facilitates communication and collaboration among the various student environmental stakeholders on campus. Ashley is also the Lead Writer of Yale Experts Explain, an educational series translating Yale’s expertise into written content that makes sustainability accessible to the public. Through her writing, research, dialogue, and programming, Ashley supports Yale Sustainability’s internal and external efforts to advance an inclusive, justice-centered sustainability movement at Yale.

Ashley joined the Office after graduating summa cum laude from New York University in 2019 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Journalism. Her degree capstone research and reporting centered on amplifying the stories of green re-entry programs and energy transitions in Harlem. Outside of her work at the Office, Ashley is a freelance writer and reporter for her hometown’s local newspaper. Her overarching research interests include urban resilience, environmental justice and equity, and depolarization.

Ashley is an incoming graduate student at the University of Michigan and plans to pursue dual degrees in Environment and Sustainability with an Environmental Justice specialization and Urban and Regional Planning.