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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.


July 2, 2018 | By Miranda Marquit | Student Loan Hero
Ashley Harrington, special assistant to the president at the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit aimed at fighting predatory lending practices, wants the government to change the way it sets...
July 2, 2018 | By Charlene Crowell | Center for Responsible Lending
“The numbers show that our current system is not working, and that higher education is not providing the pathway to financial stability that it once accomplished,” said Ashley Harrington, Policy...
June 29, 2018 | By Jamie Johnson | The Student Loan Report
Of course, many borrowers might still be better off with loan forgiveness. But according to Ashley Harrington, a staff member at the Center for Responsible Lending, the problem is that most borrowers...
June 24, 2018 | By Josh Mitchell | The Wall Street Journal
Borrowers generally are better off because they are having debt forgiven, but Ashley Harrington of the Center for Responsible Lending, a consumer-advocacy group, said many student-loan borrowers are...