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Ashley Carol-Fingerhut

Regional Alumni Chapter Leader

Chicago, IL


Ashley Carol-Fingerhut’s favorite part about growing up in Skokie, IL, was the thriving Jewish community. But when she visited Washington College during her senior year of high school, she wasn’t deterred by the near-invisible Jewish population; she was determined.

“Judaism is important to me, and it was an important factor in deciding on a college,” she said. “There seemed to be a lot of potential to strengthen the Hillel here. So I decided to take a leap of faith.” As a freshman, Ashley served as the club’s Social Chair and sought to increase the club’s presence on campus with club advisors Ryan and Ruth Kelty. In her senior year, as President of Washington College Hillel, Ashley continued to cultivate a strong community of faith.

Today, Ashley is back home in Illinois, and continues to make an impact in her community by serving as a Co-Leader of the Chicago Regional Alumni Chapter of Washington College.

Campus Involvement

While she was a student, Ashley was involved in many campus activities:

  • President of Washington College Hillel 
  • Trap and Skeet Club
  • Young Democrats
  • Philosophy Club
  • Vice President of Communications for Alpha Omicron Pi.
  • Student photographer for the College’s website
  • Consultant at the Multimedia Production Center
  • Model United Nations
2011-2012 Roy Ans Fellow

Project: “Jewish-Americans’ Views on Income Inequality.”