Ashley R. Goldon

California

California

Ashley Goldon is Nation Outside’s statewide program director. She is a Social Worker, survivor, and fierce reform advocate of underprivileged communities. Ashley has a unique perspective on marginalization and overcoming obstacles as an interracially adopted, formerly incarcerated, LGBT+, minority woman. Her mission is to leverage adverse experiences to catalyze positive change in the community. Ashley served as founding chair of University of Southern California’s Unchained Scholars, a student organization for graduate students of social work adversely affected by the criminal Justice System. In 2020, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her master’s degree in Social Work, from USC. Ashley is a current Doctoral Candidate in Social Work at USC, and a proud 2021 JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction Alumni.