Diversity, Engagement, & Grants Coordinator
Ashley Rodriguez is a coordinator in KPBS’ Diversity, Community Engagement and Grants department, tasked with building relationships with diverse communities and leaders in San Diego. In collaboration with community organizations, schools, and other public media stations, Ashley coordinates events tied to KPBS and PBS programs such as Not In Our Town and Freedom Riders. She also coordinates engagement activities for the multi-station collaborative Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Ashley began working at KPBS as a part-time assistant while attending San Diego State University. In 2011, Ashley was awarded the Susan and Stephen L. Weber Education and Community Engagement Fellow and graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in international security and conflict resolution.
What does evil look like? Just ask Frank Meeink, who became a skinhead at age 13, and spent years struggling with the demons inside him—the ones that caused him to pick fights for no reason, sometimes beating his victims senseless. It took incarceration to help him turn his life around, a life that was captured in the film, American History X.