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Ashley Skartvedt

Ashley Skartvedt is Co-Executive Director, Programs for Pongo Poetry Project, whose mission is to engage youth in writing poetry to inspire healing and growth.

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Ashley Skartvedt (she/her) is the Co-Executive Director, Programs for Pongo Poetry Project, a nonprofit in Seattle, WA whose mission is to engage youth in writing poetry to inspire healing and growth. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics from the University of Washington, Bothell campus. Ashley has worked in mental healthcare as a Recreation Therapist for over 10 years and has been a Certified Yoga Instructor for over 7 years. She writes poetry about and related to her personal and professional experiences with trauma and how she's learned to cope with it through writing, yoga, and meditation.