Ashleigh Zosel-Harper leads monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the Forest Data Partnership (FDP), a USAID/U.S. Department of State-funded five-year partnership with Google, NASA, SERVIR, Unilever, and FAO. FDP  brings together leading organizations, governments, and private-sector partners to collectively address the challenge of improving land-use data to reduce commodity-driven deforestation and restore degraded lands.

Prior to joining WRI, Ashleigh worked in evaluation and learning for educational initiatives and women’s rights programming. She worked with the New York City Department of Education in two equity-focused roles with Pre-K-For-All and Computer-Science-For-All, and she was a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow in Samoa with the Ministry of Women, Community, and Social Development, where she evaluated gender and family-based anti-violence programming. 

Ashleigh holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she specialized in innovative public finance and was part of a small team of students who founded NYU's first student-run impact investing fund.

Ashleigh lives in Minneapolis, MN. with her partner, Serge, and rescue pup, Ramona.