Ashley Demory

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Community and Urban Health Scholarly Concentration

Ashley attended University of Maryland- College Park earning a BS in Physiology and Neurobiology. Throughout college she served as a mentor, tutor and “Big Sister”. Upon graduation, she joined the Teach for America program teaching math in Arkansas. After completing her Teach for America commitment, Ashley returned to Baltimore and spent a significant amount of her time as a Clinical Aide in an urban emergency room.

“I chose GW because I wanted to attend a school where I would receive an excellent education. I also wanted to study in an environment where the importance of teamwork is emphasized and students work together closely to solve issues. I appreciate the growing diversity at GW, which fosters cultural awareness and competence among students and during patient interaction. As a mentor and former teacher, I enjoy being in the community and urban health track, which exposes us to the social determinants of health and provides opportunities that enable me to continue my joys of educating and mentoring.”