Caroline Ashley works on projects that enable technology transfer and open innovation for commercial and federal clients, including technology scouting, sourcing and landscaping and technology-driven market intelligence projects. She supports the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and manages the community of practice that helps MEP staff better understand how small- and medium-sized enterprise clients have benefited from the services. She also coordinates forums, briefings, workshops, webinars, and teacher professional development programs. Passionate about work that involves the Hispanic community, she has performed secondary and primary research in Spanish. Caroline received a B.A. in International Studies and Social Entrepreneurship from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and studied and worked in Beijing, China, and Seville, Spain.