Ashton James

Ashton is currently moving and shaking in Edmonton, where she supports a non-profit organization that combines her interests in grassroots community organizing, sustainable food movements, and youth activism. As Program Director with Ceiba Association, she facilitates global education and community-led development internship opportunities for young people in Edmonton, creatin launching points for engaging in social and environmental change work. Through this role, she is committed to bridging local and global social justice concerns through sparking conversations on the roots of injustice, including histories of capitalism, colonialism, and land ownership. Currently supporting sustainable agriculture initiatives in southwestern Uganda, Ashton is motivated by a sense of urgency to act on the disproportionate influences of climate change on developing and marginalized communities.