Ashley Williams Clark

UNC Charlotte
Director of Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, and interim director of ISC


Ashley joined the Institute for Social Capital in July after completing her masters in city and regional planning at UNC Chapel Hill, where she specialized in housing, community development, and real estate.

Prior to graduate school, she worked for the Urban Institute in Washington D.C. in their Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and was the Director of Operations for the Urban Institute Academy. As the Data and Research Coordinator for ISC, Ashley serves as project coordinator for assigned research projects through ISC and will have primary responsibility for managing the disposition of data requests through ISC’s Data and Research Oversight Committee (DAROC), and will serve as a liaison between researchers and DAROC.

A native of Maryland, Ashley is enjoying learning about Charlotte and making it her home.


Ashley holds her masters in city and regional planning from UNC Chapel Hill and her bachelor's in urban studies from Washington University in St. Louis.


Ashley has five-plus years of experience working on issues related to affordable housing, community development, neighborhood planning, policy research, and data analysis.