Ashley Weaver is the director of alumni relations for Young America’s Foundation. In this role, she actively engages participants of Young America’s Foundation student programs as they move on to impact and advance the cause of conservatism beyond high school and college.
As a political science major at Grove City College, Ashley had bestselling author and Young America’s Foundation speaker Dr. Paul Kengor as her professor and advisor. His commitment to conservatism and admiration of the American Presidency, particularly Ronald Reagan, led to the opportunity for her to be chosen as a Sarah T. Hermann Intern Scholar at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California, during the summer of 2000. During her internship, she attended the National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, D.C., catalogued and archived the special letter collection from Lorraine Wagner (Ronald Reagan’s long-time pen pal), and enjoyed visiting Rancho del Cielo. It also set the course for the rest of her life.
After graduating from Grove City, Ashley earned her law degree from Duquesne University.
Upon moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 2006, her involvement as a Young America’s Foundation alumna helped her obtain the assistant director of planned giving position at the National Rifle Association of America. It was there she met her husband, Kyle, and where she worked until joining the Foundation’s team in May 2014. After a brief time away to care for her children, Ashley re-joined the team in January 2017.
Ashley, her husband, and their two daughters reside in Leesburg, Virginia. In her spare time, you might find her enjoying the outdoors with her kids, coaching running and triathlon, or racing ironman triathlons.