Break, Build, Change
Meet Ashley -
Ashley McCray is obsessed with breaking down barriers, building possibilities and changing the world by activating others. A problem solver from birth and an engineer by degree, she is determined to help individuals design their path to success.
As a Chemical Engineer and non – profit leader, Ashley leads multi-million dollar projects for a Fortune 500 company and consults for local businesses in her free time. When she’s not nerding out on CPG (consumer packaged goods) strategy, she’s immersed in her other passion – changing the face of STEM. Through public speaking Ashley hopes to inspire minorities (women and people of color) to explore a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Ashley draws on her experiences – the highs and lows - to deliver a captivating message that inspires all. Ultimately, her goal is to motivate people to achieve their greatest potential.
Ashley holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional experience spans operations, R&D, sales and marketing for General Mills, Dow Chemical Company, Boohoo.com and the University of Pittsburgh. She's currently a research & development engineer for General Mills.
Awesome presentation today! Very Inspiring!!
- Kim Mueller
Career & College Readiness Coordinator
Mankato Area Public Schools
We met after your "How to Excel as an Intern" Workshop, the material delivered during the session seemed to help all that attended, everyone seemed very interested and engaged in what you had to say. You did an exceptional job of conveying your point and keeping the audience engaged.
- Noel Knibb, Jr.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
You did a really great job at the Engineering Academic Day. It was great to have you back. We received highly positive feedback from students and teachers!
Melissa A. Huppert, PhD | STEM Outreach Director MNSU
It was so interesting getting to learn about you and your job. You inspire me so much.
Anisha S. - Eden Prairie High School