As a survivor of familial trafficking and a systems-involved foster child, Ashante has always advocated for survivor communities throughout the tri-state area. Over the past nine years, Ashante has worked to create safer environments within the survivor community by improving support services for adult survivors, particularly within mental health settings.
Through community collaboration, Ashante has invested in the survivor community through direct service work, curricula development, and the training of mental health providers throughout New Jersey and nationally.
Ashante is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a master’s degree in counseling for mental health and wellness and a post-master’s advanced certificate in LGBT health, education, and social services from New York University.
In 2022 she was awarded the Visionary Voice Awards by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Arbor Brothers 2021 – 2022 Leaders of Color, and is 2021 Echoing Green Fellow.