Natascha Crandall, Ph.D., President | Kasey Powers M.A., Research Manager | Ashley Birnhaum, Research Assistant

abirnbaumAshley Birnbaum

Research Assistant

Ashley Birnbaum has always had a passion for kids and media. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Media and Society from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College.

For the past 8 years, she worked as a preschool teacher and summer program specialist, in both New York City and Barcelona, Spain. Prior to this, she interned at Focus Features and Central Park SummerStage. As a research assistant at Crandall Consulting, she enjoys the opportunities where she gets to combine her experience and her creativity.

A native New Yorker, Ashley knows the city like the back of her hand and always amazes people with her fun facts about our city’s architecture, history, and secret gems.