Fellow, Climate and Security Program
Ms. Ashley Woodson serves as faculty associate and the Emergency Management & Resilience
(EM&R) functional area deputy in the Practice and Capabilities Division of the Institute for
Security Governance (ISG).
In her current role, she supports the planning and facilitation of international disaster preparedness and response engagements, and post-event evaluation and assessment. Her projects have convened various communities of international organizations, and non- governmental and government stakeholders for trainings, workshops, and exercises intended to share best practices and institutional knowledge. Most recently, Ms. Woodson is building ISG’s climate security portfolio with a focus on conducting international short courses for partner countries’ military and civilian counterparts.
Prior to this, Ms. Woodson served as the Associate Operations Manager for the Joint Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Program at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Her previous area of focus was coordination of skills sustainment courses for senior FAOs in Monterey and abroad.
Ms. Woodson hods a Master of Arts in Security Studies with a focus on Stabilization and Reconstruction from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the California State University of Monterey Bay, and a Certificate in Urban Sustainable Agriculture from the University of the District of Columbia. She and her husband reside in Pacific Grove, California.