Hi, I'm Dr. Ashlee (she/her). I am a proud Asian American womxn of color, transracial transnational adoptee, mamascholar. My professional praxis is guided by my desire and commitment to facilitate healing and liberation in higher education. Prior to pursuing faculty life, I worked in student affairs in higher education advocating for Students of Color and fostering brave space for bold conversations. My research interests include pedagogies of belonging, poststructural possibilities for student affairs praxis, coalition building between transracial adoptee and multiracial communities, and the racialized experiences of underrepresented Asian Americans in higher education (i.e., transracial adoptees and Hmong Americans).
I have dedicated my career to fostering college students' learning, growth, and development. I have worked at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Dartmouth College, Miami University-Ohio, St. Cloud State University, and aboard the MV Explorer on the Spring 2015 voyage of Semester at Sea.
I am co-founder of Ashlee Consulting, where alongside my life and business partner Kyle Ashlee, we foster brave space for bold conversations. We provide clients from around the world with empowering facilitations and interactive workshops to catalyze racial justice through centering story-sharing and self-work.
I endeavor to elevate transracial adoptee (TRA) visibility in student affairs and higher education. I believe there is tremendous insight and liberatory potential in TRAs' liminal perspectives and positionality.
© Aeriel A. Ashlee 2023