Director of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-bias)
At LifeLabs Learning, Ash’s focus is on creating scalable, equitable, and anti-biased systems to support a growing team of diverse Labmates. Ash spent her first four years at LifeLabs Learning as a Leadership Trainer before transitioning into the Director of IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-bias) role. Ash has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, with focuses in Social Systems and Management, and a Certificate in Sports Social Work.
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The LifeLabs Learning value that most resonates with me and why: I feel a deep connection to each one of our values, but Courage Over Comfort is more than just a work value to me–it is how I live my life on a daily basis. It reminds me to advocate for what I think is right, be vulnerable with others, and constantly push myself to grow and learn.
Pronunciation guide: Schwedt (rhymes with suede if you ask half of my family and sweat if you ask the other half; Dealer’s choice!)
Languages spoken: English (fluent)
Fun fact: I dated an Ashley for 3 years. It was too much to handle.