Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Ashley Munson

Policy Coordinator for the Illinois Environmental Council


Ashley M. Munson serves as the Policy Coordinator for the Illinois Environmental Council. A part of her work includes establishing strong relationships among leaders in communities of color who are committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. She is also a state lobbyist that helps engage and educate legislators and stakeholders on energy and environmental issues.

Prior to this role Ashley served as a communication staffer for the Illinois House of Representatives. Her role with the Illinois General Assembly essentially provided research and analytical support to the Democratic House members, while learning the intricate systems of the Illinois Government. Previously she was a Campaign Manager for the Indiana House Democratic Caucus.

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University. She is preparing to apply to law school, hoping to pursue a J.D. specializing in Energy and Environmental law. Ashley lives in Chicago’s Southside neighborhood.