Ashleigh Martell Brunsink joined Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children in May 2016 as Child Welfare Policy Analyst, following the completion of her Master's in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. In this position, she supports PPC's child welfare policy development and implementation work, which focuses on ensuring children are raised in loving and knowledgeable families free from abuse and neglect.
While at Penn, Ashleigh completed a specialization in Child Welfare and Child Well-Being, was published in the Children and Youth Services Review and the Chronicle of Social Change, and completed internships with the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic at Penn Law and Children's Home of York.
Prior to graduate school, Ashleigh spent three years in development and program management at Pepperdine University School of Law. She has also worked in agencies providing residential care and transitional housing services for youth in and aging out of foster care.
Ashleigh holds a BS in Nonprofit Management and Bible and Theology from Johnson University. She lives in Lancaster with her husband.