Ashley Strand graduated as a Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations and a minor in Political Science in 2016. She was also awarded certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and National Security Studies. While obtaining her degree, she interned for International Rescue Committee for the Match Grant employment program, and has assisted twice as a facilitator for the Jack D. Gordon Institute’s High School Outreach Program Simulation.
Currently, Strand is an intern for the American Linkage Committee at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce where her role is to support the institute’s role chairing the Americas Linkage Committee. She aids in surveying members on markets of interest to Miami, planning and executing trade missions, and supports the chair in conducting seminars to educate members on foreign markets. /
She is also an IC-CAE Intelligence Fellow for the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy where she is conducting a team research on the interaction between transnational organized crime and terrorist organizations within Latin America. She is fluent in Spanish, English, intermediate French, and is currently studying Arabic. Her interests include national security, diplomacy, multinational corporations, and corporate social responsibility.