Ms. Eden comes to New Meridian with over 10 years in education policy and implementation from both the Federal and State level. She worked on Capitol Hill for 8 years for several senators including Senator Harkin, Feinstein and Booker and worked on the HELP committee and the Children And Families Subcomittee.
After drafting several provisions of the senate education bill that passed into law (ESSA) Ashley moved to New Mexico to take on the task of writing their new Education State Plan. It was one of the first plans approved by the US Department of Education, and is generally recognized as one of the best plans in the country. Since then, she served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary of School Transformation at the New Mexico Public Education Agency.