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Be part of us in welcoming the most recent member of our crewAshley Garrett! In her position as Advertising and marketing Communications Coordinator, Ashley will head all communications for the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute’s occasions and initiatives. Coming to us from Florida, she beforehand labored as a author, editor, and digital content material creator for information organizations and nonprofits and graduated from the College of Central Florida with a level in print/digital journalism and Africana research.


We requested Ashley a couple of questions so you will get to know her higher! Try her solutions beneath: 

Inform us somewhat about your self. How did you find yourself on the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute?

I’ve been a author for so long as I can bear in mind, and I began professionally creating editorial and social media content material as a younger school intern. After beforehand residing in New York Metropolis, I returned for the thrilling alternative to steer advertising communications for the Entrepreneurial Institute. I get pleasure from being a storyteller and assembly new folks. NYU is a worldwide establishment with many sources, and I’m honored to affix the neighborhood!


What are you most excited for in your new position?

Getting to fulfill and work together with the scholars, college, and researchers who’re launching startups and utilizing the Entrepreneurial Institute’s wonderful sources. My school years had been very transformative and thrilling for me as I joined extracurricular teams, developed my skilled abilities, shaped friendships, and stepped exterior of my consolation zone. The Institute offers alternatives to do all of that and extra. I look ahead to lending my strengths and experiences to serving to NYU’s entrepreneurial neighborhood members pursue their targets.


What drew you to working with startups?

I beforehand lined companies, together with startups, as a reporter. I discover that the extent of variety and innovation inside the startup neighborhood to be very electrifying. It’s thrilling to work with founders and ventures which can be looking for to unravel issues and fill gaps.


What occupies your free time exterior of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute?

Lengthy walks with my three-year-old Black Lab/Pointer combine, Bree; listening to podcasts based mostly on Hollywood historical past, true crime, and present occasions; taking yoga and spin lessons; and having conversations with pals over good meals paired with nice wine.


Share a enjoyable truth!

I’m a life-long fan of musicals each on stage and on movie! My love of the style was solidified by an obsession with the unique manufacturing of Depraved, and the primary film I’ve recollections of watching as a toddler is The Sound of Music. The newest Broadway present I attended was Humorous Lady, and I’m excited so as to add many extra to my listing now that I’m again in New York Metropolis.


What’s a ache level you may have that you simply want a startup would resolve for you?

Sitting in bumper-to-bumper visitors is 100% one in every of my greatest pet peeves, particularly after leaving an enormous occasion like a live performance or sporting occasion. I’m ready for the day that somebody invents a option to completely bypass that with out giving up driving.