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Ashley Pearson

Administrative Assistant for Doctoral Programs

Brooks Hall 317


Ashley Pearson brings a diverse background in office managerial experience, which includes higher education, healthcare, and the hospitality industry.  Her position with the College of Design provides programmatic and administrative support for its two doctoral programs – the Doctor of Design and the Ph.D. in Design.  Previously she worked for Meredith College supporting three college-wide academic programs.

Ashley is a North Carolina native and NC State alum – she holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on Japan and Japanese language.  Ashley has a passion for baking, and before starting a career in higher education she worked as a pastry chef for 8 years. In her spare time Ashley enjoys baking for her side business, traveling near and far, learning new languages, and spending time with her husband and their three dogs.


Bachelor of Arts International Studies - East Asia NC State University

Certificate Japan studies and Japanese language Kansai Gaidai University