Ashlee Fox is pursuing a JD at Yale Law School. Ashlee is a Cherokee Nation citizen from Oklahoma who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College in 2019 with a degree in economics. After graduating, she joined the Government Relations team at Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, she led the Cherokee Nation’s food security program to provide meals to thousands of citizens. Most recently, Ashlee served as the Self-Governance Coordinator and Assistant to the Principal Chief at Cherokee Nation, where she was responsible for Self-Governance compacts and funding agreements with the federal government. Additionally, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Ashlee is a Truman Scholar and a Gates Millennium Scholar. She has been named a 2021 Native American 40 Under 40 awardee by the National Centers for American Indian Economic Development and a 2019 Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 awardee. She plans to use her legal education to impact the lives of others and give back to her tribal community.