Vision & Strategy
Loves Being the Change
Ashley Muspratt is a waste-to-energy entrepreneur focused on using business to solve human waste management challenges in developing cities. Ashley’s academic background includes a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley’s Energy & Resources Group and an M.S. from the university’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Her business background evolved over a childhood spent working at and helping manage her parents’ small businesses. Ashley is driven in her work by a passion for protecting the environment and a penchant for tackling global challenges.
Ashley was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2011, was a Fellow at the 2012 Unreasonable Institute and mentor at the 2014 Unreasonable Institute East Africa, received the U.S. Department of Energy-MIT’s 2014 C3E award for International Leadership, and has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences, including Harvard’s Africa Business Conference, World Water Week (Stockholm), and World Biofuels Market (Rotterdam). She has published over 10 peer-reviewed journal articles in the sanitation and renewable energy literature.
Ashley lives in Kigali, Rwanda with her husband and son. When she’s not in CEO mode, she enjoys the outdoors, a variety of sports, cooking, reading, traveling, and crossword puzzles. In addition to Rwanda, she has lived and worked in China, Ghana and Kenya; conducted short-term assignments in India, Uganda, and Senegal; and traveled extensively across Europe, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.