Ashley Edwards, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MindRight, holds a Master of Business Administration & Master of Education from Stanford University. She graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s in Economics where she was awarded the Yale Franciscus Fellowship in Entrepreneurship. Prior to Stanford, Ashley served as founding Director of Operations of the first "blended learning" charter school in Newark, NJ. She developed the school’s operations and data management system from launch to 300+ students. She has additional experiences working in venture philanthropy at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and developing innovative school models in Bangalore, India through her work with Ekya Schools.
Venture: MindRight’s mission is to help at-risk youth recover from trauma. MindRight is a text messaging service that provides youth with evidence-based practices to manage traumatic stress. We text youth every day, helping them develop positive coping skills to face daily adversities. We provide schools with ongoing data on student emotional well-being.