Ashley Marie Mazanec is an eco musician, environmental policy professional, and Founding Director of EcoArts Foundation. A partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance, she collaborates with various artists including her progressive rock band Ashley & The Altruists. The EcoArts podcast named after her 2016 album Let's Talk About the Weather showcases ecological topics through the eyes of artists. She holds her masters degree in International Environmental Policy from the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy and a B.A. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Portland State.
Ashley is committed to her mission: cultivating a world that sustains the environment in balance with human activities. By celebrating media that sets a high bar with socially and environmentally-responsible content, she aims to provoke audiences -- policymakers, scientists, artists, and citizens -- to create a vibrant, thriving planet. Her recent partnership with the City of Palmdale leverages "edu-tainent" in film vignettes called EcoArts TV, and dually supports Adventure Hydrology and Spiral Pacific.