Ashley Plaga

Manager of Communications and Portfolio Support

Ashley manages the DRK website, social media, online application, event planning, internal and external communications, and portfolio support projects.

Ashley brings experience in the nonprofit and academic research worlds and adds her 16 years of nonprofit experience to support DRK’s mission to drive positive social change. Before joining the DRK team, Ashley was the Communications Manager at Seattle Foundation. She increased educational and economic opportunities for low-skilled and low-income adults in Washington state via their SkillUp Washington program. Before that, she supported the Dialysis Center of Lincoln, comprised of five nonprofit healthcare organizations, serving as the Events Coordinator.

Ashley earned her Master of Public Administration from Seattle University and her BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.