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Ashley Harrington

Senior Policy Counsel

Ashley Harrington is a senior policy counsel based in the DC office. 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.


July 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), a new coalition has formed to advocate for needed federal investments and protections in order to promote more...
August 27, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Seth Frotman, the Assistant Director and Student Loan Ombudsman with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) resigned after seven years of government service with...
August 10, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced her plan to repeal the Gainful Employment (GE) rule which would hold career education institutions, especially...
August 2, 2018 | By Ashley Harrington | Center for Responsible Lending
For too long, for-profit colleges have failed to serve the educational purpose for which they were intended. The combination of high-costs and low graduation rates by these bad actors have resulted...