Ashley Oguadimma, Vice President of Academic Services
Ashley leads a team that provides clients with the academic pathways and related wraparound services necessary for economic independence. These include college and career-focused English for speakers of other languages; a high school diploma offered via our partner, the Boston Public Schools Central Adult High School; and multiple Bridges to College pathways that provide students with the knowledge, academic skills, and guidance they need to succeed in college and on the job.
Most recently, Ashley was the Academic Director at Year Up in Boston, where she provided vision and leadership for the Academic team, working closely with national and local program and academic staff to shape and implement national academic program goals. Ashley collaborated with higher education providers to help establish Year Up as a dynamic educational partner while also ensuring quality staffing, curriculum, professional development, and student assessment data. Prior roles include teaching at Codman Academy Charter Public Schools and serving as Dean of Students at Conservatory Lab Charter School.
Ashley holds a master’s degree in education from Boston College with a focus in education through an urban and special education lens, and a bachelor’s degree from Spellman College. A native of Mattapan, she now resides in Milton, MA. Currently, she serves on the Alumni Board for Thayer Academy and sits on the Board for The WOW Coalition. Ashley is an active member of the International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, as well as a DEI consultant for culturally competent curriculum cultivation with Quality Interactions. In her spare time, she volunteers at events for empowerment agencies such as Let Me Lead Girls Conference and Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Boston Chapter.