Ashley Beckner is a venture partner at Omidyar Network where she focuses on the firm’s US education strategy and investments.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Ashley built and ran all non-instructional organizational functions of Bricolage Academy, an innovative, socioeconomically diverse, startup charter elementary school in New Orleans, Louisiana, as its founding director of finance, strategy, and operations. Ashley was co-president of the Wharton Social Venture Fund and spent a summer as an Education Pioneers fellow with the Silicon Schools Fund.
Ashley began her career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst focused on the real estate sector and as a special projects associate working on a series of internal company projects.
Ashley received her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on entrepreneurial management and graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. in business administration.