Ashley Bliss Lima

University of Texas at Austin

Ashley Bliss Lima serves as the University Innovation Alliance Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and as Assistant Director in the Office Strategy and Policy. Prior to this role, she served in the Office of the Vice President and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin. Her passion and interest in broad educational access by means of policy and advocacy, and the opportunity for direct student impact, has led to her work in higher education.

Ashley has a master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. While in graduate school, she worked at the University of California Office of the President. She has a bachelor’s of science in Economics and International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Ashley has worked on several state and national political campaigns, and has worked for a U.S Congresswoman and at an international public relations firm in Washington D.C.