Ashley Stewart-Center for International Policy & Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Ashley Stewart

CIPI Research Alumni


Ashley Stewart is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, where she earned a Masters in Public Policy and Management. Stewart’s career interests focus on African policy, specifically relating to good governance and development.

As a CIPI Summer Research Associate, Stewart conducted research on the United States’ foreign policy towards Africa, and the innovative policy tools developed by the U.S. government during 2001-2009 to partner with African governments to realize economic development, promote good governance, and combat health epidemics on the continent.

Upon graduating from Heinz College, Stewart accepted a position as a civil service officer with the U.S Department of State in the Office of West African Affairs. As a country officer for two West African nations, Stewart serves as liaison between the U.S. Embassies in those countries and the State Department. This is continuation of the work she began during an apprenticeship with the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs through the Heinz College Washington DC MSPPM program.