Ashley Lynn Priore

Ashley Lynn Priore

Pittsburgh, United States


Founder and President and CEO - The Queen's Gambit Strategist | Social Entrepreneur | Writer | Educator

About me

Hello! My name is Ashley Lynn Priore. I'm a current undergraduate the University of Pittsburgh majoring in English and Politics & Philosophy with a minor in Economics. At the age of fourteen, I founded a corporation and nonprofit on the belief that chess is a catalyst for change. The Queen’s Gambit encourages communities and individuals to use strategy tools to navigate the future. With long-lasting partnerships, we are a network of changemakers in the larger movement towards a critical thinking world. What started as a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching chess to the community, ensuring every child has the necessary opportunities and tools to learn chess through a 21st-century approach to education is now a national model. 

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I grew up with the philosophy that if everyone is included and if everyone's voices are heard, amazing things can happen. HundrED understands that education is changing, and I want to be a part of a global community that appreciates the value of innovative partnerships and education. 

How can education support students to flourish?

Education comes in so many forms. Students learn everyday from everything. Every single interaction that takes place between a student and the world is education. The world is our classroom.  

What role does innovation play in education change?

For too long, education has been seen by many as linear in the classroom learning. However, this is just not true anymore. To me, innovation in education is when students and their needs, interests, and real world experiences come first.