Ashanti Edwards is the Director of Professional Development at the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). Ashanti manages the activities of multiple committees at ASCB, to include COMPASS, MAC, and WICB, as well as the LGBTQ+ task force. Ashanti works with these volunteer committees to manage the Society’s programs to provide professional development at the various career stages for its members. Ashanti also focuses on increasing the participation of under-represented groups in the sciences.
For almost 15 years, Ashanti has worked with scientists at every career stage and has held previous positions at the Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health, to help develop scientists on and off the bench.