Ashton is a bright, comical, compassionate sixteen-year-old who believes that spending time with family and friends brings out the very best in everyone.
He came out as transgender during the summer of 2016, right before beginning seventh grade. Since then, he has held leadership roles in school and the broader community, intent on representing the voice of Black, Latino, and LGBTQ+ youth. He works to be a role model to his four siblings, two of whom are currently fostered.
Ashton’s advocacy work has been featured in The Advocate, The Boston Globe, Do Something, IntoMore Magazine, The Berkshire Eagle, and many more. In addition, Ashton was honored to receive The Livingston Pangburn Award for Youth Activism presented by BAGLEY and MTPC.
As a collaborator, he aims to foster strong, vibrant neighborhoods. He believes that together, we can create an environment that will help foster love, acceptance and partnership among the LGBTQ+ community and young people everywhere.