Ashley Zohn

Vice President of Learning and Impact

Knight Foundation

Ashley Zohn is the vice president, learning and impact, for the Knight Foundation. She has more than a decade of experience advancing data-driven decision-making in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors and oversees the foundation’s research and assessment portfolios. Prior to joining the Knight Foundation in 2019, she oversaw the Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this capacity, she was responsible for reviewing the agency’s responses following federally declared disasters and building continuous improvement capacity at FEMA’s disaster operations. In other roles at FEMA, Zohn oversaw a research portfolio of internal research and analysis projects, including the FEMAStat program. She also worked in community outreach at the American Red Cross. Zohn began her career in marketing science and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Princeton University, a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Harvard Kennedy School of Government.