Ashly Senske, Program Manager, manages AAI members and partners in Nigeria, facilitates infectious disease collaborations, and manages projects across BVGH’s network of program partners. Before joining BVGH, Ashly participated in the development of new seed technologies at Germain’s Seed Technology, and assisted research at Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences. Ashly received her BS, Biology, from the University of Washington, with a focus in conservation, ecology, and evolution. She completed her MS, Horticulture, from Iowa State University where her research – focused on the sustainability and potential implementation of perennial agriculture on Iowa farms – led her to an interest in global food security and global health. Ashly volunteers for Minds Matter Seattle as Co-Director of Senior Mentoring and as a Writing and Critical Thinking instructor. Ashly was born and raised in Iowa. She spends her free time reading, cooking, and hanging out with her cats, (aptly named) Dumpling and Ravioli.