Asha Castleberry is a U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. military officer, youth advocator and public speaker. Asha is a recent graduate from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs with a concentration in International Security Policy and specialization in the Middle East. Upon her acceptance, Asha received a student fellowship. Since 2006, Asha has been serving in the U.S. Army Reserves as an adjutant general officer with the rank of Captain. In 2008, Asha served in the 2008 Peacekeeping Operation in Managua, Nicaragua. In 2011, Asha received a student fellowship to work with the Military Staff Committee at the U.S. Mission at the United Nations with the State Department. She completed both Adjutant General Officer Basic Course and Captain Career Course. Currently, she is deployed as a Civil Affairs Officer in Kuwait.
Asha has received a Bachelors in Political Science and minor in Military Science at Hampton University. She studied abroad in Shanghi, China and University of Oxford International Affairs Program at New College. She was a Army ROTC Scholarship Student. Also, Asha received a professional certificate at New York University Center for Global Affairs. Asha participated as an election observer at the 2009 Presidential Elections in El Salvador. She is a 2010 New Leaders Council Fellow and awarded Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Young Leaders Young Professional in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and The Diplomatic Courier, Apex’s Society & Hire Me Campaign Top 30 under 30. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.