Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Boston College, Ashley Z. Chellgren found her way to Dallas in 2011 and now calls this city home. She is the Managing Director of Development at Teach For America-Dallas/Fort Worth (TFA-DFW), where she helps raise $10MM annually to ensure TFA-DFW blazes a trail for lasting change for all students in North Texas. Ashley is the proud sister of a TFA alumna who inspired her to join the fight for educational equity. Prior to TFA, Ashley worked for two financial tech start-ups in NYC and she now serves on the board of Lemonade Day Dallas, a free educational program to promote financial literacy and entrepreneurship. She lives in the M-Streets area of Dallas with her best friends — Greg (husband), Wally (baby son), and Chewbacca (dog).