Raised in Alabama, Ash was exposed to ineffectual governing and social policy from an early age. He decided to pursue a research career in economics to study the role of institutions in perpetuating inequality. Ash graduated summa cum laude with majors in Electrical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi) and Econometrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Go Blazers!), and graduated with his MA in Economics at Columbia University.
Ash started teaching from a young age, tutoring competition math (AMC, Mathcounts, etc.) for middle and high schoolers in his community in high school. Through college, he continued teaching as a tutor for TRIO (a program supporting college students from disadvantaged backgrounds) and as a volunteer teaching high school math. In graduate school, Ash was a teaching assistant for two undergraduate level economics courses and a graduate level math course. His main strength lies in high school and college level quantitative subjects (e.g. economics, statistics, math, engineering), but has broader qualifications as he enjoys tutoring the GRE and ACT, and took 19 AP courses in high school!
When he's not teaching, you can probably find Ash enjoying a movie (send me recs!), playing futbol, or exploring New York's vibrant art scene.