IDCE Students Profiles

Ashley Mates (IDSC '2013)

Ashley Mates (USA) is a recent graduate from Mesa State College in Grand Junction CO. Mates graduated with a BA in political science with a minor in international studies. As an undergraduate, she volunteered in several local non-profits working for social justice and civic engagement, served as the vice chair of the Mesa County Democrats, and was a research assistant for the Natural Resource and Land Policy Institute doing research for the BLM. Her research interest include: US foreign policy, Middle Eastern policy, gender inequality, poverty, sustainable development, public policy with GIS, and political rhetoric.