Ashley Yee-Mazawa is the director of Palo Alto youth programs. Born and raised in Palo Alto, Ashley graduated from Gunn High School in the early 2000s. Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in community studies from UC Santa Cruz, where she also minored in teaching and education. She later continued her education at San Francisco State University, where she graduated with a master’s degree in women and gender studies. Ashley is passionate about youth empowerment and has worked with young people for more than 10 years at a variety of levels, ranging from kindergarten to college.