Dr. Ashley Robertson Preston is a motivational speaker, historian and the author of three books. She has lectured in major cities across the country and the Caribbean. Her first book Mary McLeod Bethune in Florida: Bringing Social Justice to the Sunshine State has been utilized in college classrooms and in local communities to inspire women to become change agents and community builders. Her journey to women's empowerment began when she served as a retreat coordinator and mentor for the Girl Power Organization in Washington, DC and over the years she has continued her work in universities and local communities in Florida and Maryland.
Dr. Preston is also a businesswoman and owner of Passport Required Vacations. She has curated trips across the globe to destinations including Cuba, Amsterdam, Colombia, Egypt and South Africa.
Dr. Preston is a graduate of Howard University (Ph.D.), Temple University (M.A.) and Bowie State University (B.S.)