Ashley Noia is the IREX country director in Tunisia, where she leads on-the-ground implementation of the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, supporting the professional leadership and employability of Tunisian youth.
Prior to joining IREX, Ashley worked at Chemonics for five years and in Tunisia since 2014, contributing to USAID programs' monitoring, evaluation, and communications and overall office operations. She oversaw a nationwide job fair in Tunisia that brought together job seekers and employers, and she supported the development of career centers across Tunisia.
Ashley has supported international development programs funded by the US government in Tunisia, Tajikistan, Morocco, Iraq, and Ukraine. Previously, she was a consultant to the Government Accountability Office where she advised the policy team on gaps in college and career readiness in the US. Through the Heinz College Alumni Mentor Program, she designed career panels and networking events bringing university students and local businesses together.
She is an alumna of the Coro Fellows Leadership in Public Affairs program, a program designed to build leaders through experiential learning and practicum consultancies within US communities. Ashley speaks French and earned her master of science in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.