Meet the Staff

We are here to help you! Reach out to any of us, or the OAS email ( and we will make sure to answer your questions or get you to the right person who can best help.

Meet the Team



Alex Yates
Disability Access Specialist

Alex is a career educator and former special education teacher and has worked with students from Washington, DC to Rhode Island. Alex grew up in southern Maryland and received his BS in Secondary Education from Penn State and MA in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. He has made a career advocating for students and supporting other educators. As a person of trans experience, Alex works with other educators to support their growth through trainings and professional development. If he is not working with students, then he is most likely playing with his cats or at a barn riding horses. 

You can email Alex directly at
(Phone: 410-810-5799)


Ashley L.
Academic Resource Coordinator

A Chestertown native, Ashley earned her BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Seattle University. She has worked as an Orientation Advisor and Student Alumni Ambassador while at Seattle University. She has also worked in legal, security, loss prevention, and marketing. She is an active gamer and loves anything strategy. She also loves reading fantasy, sci-fi, manga and mystery books with a goal of reading at least a hundred books a year.

Ask her about what video game she is currently playing or what book she is currently reading.

You can email Ashley directly at
(Phone: 410-778-7860)