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Ashley Harrington

Special Assistant to the President; Counsel

Ashley Harrington serves as a liaison between the CRL president, executive leadership, and team leaders and policy staff that manage day-to-day advocacy and operations at CRL. Based in the DC office, Ashley works with senior managers to mobilize organizational resources around new CRL initiatives.

Prior to joining CRL, Ashley served as Special Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer and then to the Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, working on projects and initiatives ranging from ensuring the language accessibility of state agencies to creating strategies to improve and increase state workforce diversity.

Ashley received her JD from New York University School of Law and her BA in Public Policy Analysis from UNC-Chapel Hill. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys trying new restaurants or staying in and experimenting with new recipes.


April 26, 2018
WASHINGOTN, D.C. – The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 46 other national civil rights organizations in announcing new principles...
January 12, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. - From January 8-11, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) hosted the second of three negotiated rulemaking sessions on its Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule. The Center for...
December 13, 2017
Bill to dismantle higher education opportunity passes committee after late night vote and without bipartisan support WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, shortly after midnight, the House Committee on...
December 1, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce is expected to begin deliberations next week on a proposal for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The prior...