Dr. Ashford-Hanserd is a computer scientist, social entrepreneur, and scholar-activist that is igniting pathways to prosperity for women and underserved communities of color. With 13 years of experience as a management consultant and global training program manager at Fortune 50 companies such as General Electric, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Dell Technologies, she has led international projects across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Japan. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University.
As Principal Investigator of federally-funded (e.g., National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture) community-engaged research programs, situated in urban-rural “opportunity zones” centrally located in the Austin-San Antonio High-Tech corridor, Dr. Ashford-Hanserd’s Research Group is a top producer of evidence-based solutions and best practices with the potential to transform communities, cities, and nations.
Dr. Ashford-Hanserd is the founder of The P2P Movement, which is a 501(c)(3) community and workforce development corporation headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. She serves as a member of the City of San Marcos Economic Development board and she is a graduate of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2010.