Our Team

Social capital is not only a core component of the two-generation approach; every person needs a network of others to depend and rely on. At Ascend, we’re all about teamwork — none of this work would be possible without the contributions of every team member. Learn a little more about us below.

If you’re interested in joining our team, you can explore available positions on The Aspen Institute’s Career Opportunities page.


Anne Mosle

Vice President and Executive Director

Marjorie Sims

Managing Director

Tiana Barlow

Senior Associate, Operations and Convenings

Brendan Creamer

Communications Manager

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David Croom

Assistant director for postsecondary achievement and innovation

Sarah Haight

Associate Director for Network and Outreach

Lexi Ivers

Program Coordinator

Roselande Louis

Program Associate

Veronica McLaughlin

Executive Assistant

Jasmine Oliver

Program Associate

Kimberly Reese

Executive Assistant

Lexi Robinson

Program Associate

Lori Severens

Associate Director for Leadership and Design

Danielle Kristine Toussaint

Danielle Toussaint

Morgridge Communicator in Residence

Sariah Toze

Program Associate

Olivia Tuttle

Program Associate

James White

Program Manager