Ashley Dufour


Ashley Dufour is an operations associate with Vera's Restoring Promise initiative, which works to create prison housing units that are rooted in human dignity. She provides operational, administrative, and staff support to the team through event planning, expense reporting, contracting with vendors, and tech support.

Before joining Vera in 2021, Ashley worked in many different fields that, in conjunction with her own personal experience, led her to doing this work. Ashley started in the field while serving as a mentor to children of incarcerated parents in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island. After moving to New York, she worked for the city to provide resources to those struggling to find housing.

Outside of work, Ashley spent a year volunteering with a youth and arts organization in Brooklyn that provided supplies, space, and support to young artists in the community.