Ashley Hanson is an entrepreneur with a passion for connecting people globally. Her career has focused on building US-Middle East cross-cultural relations through travel, digital media, and policy. Ashley is the cofounder and CEO of Joey Travel, an online platform giving travelers a local friend in every city. Prior to founding Joey, Ashley ran two nonprofits–a video production organization for Middle Eastern social ventures and a crowd-sourced publication about Middle Eastern arts, culture, and entrepreneurship. She holds a BA in International Relations and Security Studies from Stanford University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.