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Ashley Patterson

Ashley Patterson is the Director of Marketing at Fahrenheit 212, an innovation consulting firm, where she leads marketing and brand strategy. Prior to Fahrenheit 212, she was the Director of Product Marketing at Shutterstock, leading marketing for Shutterstock’s enterprise product, Shutterstock Premier.

She also served as Creative Projects Producer at WITNESS, a human rights non-profit that uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuse. At WITNESS, she had a special focus on communications and individual philanthropy, and produced the organization's annual fundraising benefit and other large scale events and concerts.

Building on her desire to make the world a better, more peaceful place, Patterson serves on the board of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, and on the Nest Committee for Chicken & Egg Pictures, an organization that supports female non-fiction filmmakers whose storytelling catalyzes social change. She has also managed outreach for a Sundance-award winning documentary film, produced a one-woman show about a friend's experience working for the UN in post-genocide Rwanda, and spent many years performing as an actress.

An alumnus of the Strategic Communications Master of Science program at Columbia, Patterson also holds two degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one in Dramatic Art, and one in Communications with a concentration in Media Studies.