Social Connection Fellow
Ashley Krombach (she/her/hers) is a Social Connection Fellow for the Foundation for Social Connection and the Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness, bringing more than nine years of experience at the intersection of the nonprofit, PreK-12 education, and mental health fields in support of improved health and educational equity.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Previously, Ashley directed the social-emotional health strategy for a national nonprofit and is the co-developer of a comprehensive social-emotional health program and PreK-12 curriculum that uniquely addresses social-emotional skills development from an equity-centered and trauma-conscious approach. In addition to her background in program development and implementation, she has a background in content development, instructional design, and research and evaluation. With a passion for community building, Ashley strives to facilitate collaborative partnerships that utilize meaningful strategies for stakeholder engagement and co-creation aimed at seeking sustainable solutions.
Ashley travels full time with her wife (a traveling nurse), their two cats (who think they are dogs), and their dog (who thinks he’s a cat). She is an avid outdoor enthusiast and can always be found with a camera and a roll of film in hand.
What drives you to work on addressing social isolation & loneliness / fostering social connection?
As an advocate for social-emotional health and well-being, I am eager to play a role in creating a world where every child and adult feel safe, supported, and seen for exactly who they are and are equipped with the tools necessary to be a catalyst for connection, community, and change. This includes fostering environments where individuals can forge long-lasting bonds that support them in learning, growing, and thriving together.