Ashley R. Cross

Passionate about improving the lives of New Yorkers in myriad respects, Ashley R. Cross consistently offers her time to community-oriented groups, with committed interests in environmental justice and improved care for the homeless. As a volunteer with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Ashley R. Cross has assisted the organization in its mission to reclaimate community spaces, and plant a million trees in New York City by 2017. Outside of working to expand and enhance City parks, Ashley R. Cross currently volunteers to provide a safe environment at a women’s shelter sponsored by Columbia University’s Project for the Homeless.

Ashley R. Cross is devoted to humanitarian work and social justice in her professional endeavors as well. Formerly the Communications Officer for the Center for Family and Community Medicine at Columbia University, Ashley R. Cross served in a similar capacity at AmeriCares, an NGO responsible for providing more than $10 billion in emergency aid around the world. Adept at remaining calm and articulate in the face of the unexpected, Ashley R. Cross handled field reporting and communications for development efforts during AmeriCares's responses to natural disasters and war. In this post, Ashley R. Cross also served as a delegate for a local summer camp designed for children affected by HIV and AIDS; a home-repair service project for low-income families on the East Coast, and a host of free health care clinics. She currently resides in New York City, and is a member of The Explorers Club, a renowed professional organization dedicated to vanguard scientific exploration and education.