LauraEllen Ashcraft | Emerge Pennsylvania

Class of 2016

LauraEllen Ashcraft was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She moved to Pittsburgh to pursue her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, she worked as a non-profit consultant and developed programming for a local social service agency. She now works as a Project Manager at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Critical Care Research. She lives in the Borough of Swissvale with her husband Justin. LauraEllen is a regular volunteer with the Swissvale Community Garden and is a member of the Swissvale Economic Development Corporation. She participating in the first cohort of Emerge. Upon graduation, she wanted to continue to support other women as they train to run for office and now serves as the Alumnae representative on the Emerge Pennsylvania Board.

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