Ashley Lynn Priore is the founder and CEO of The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to chess programming and outreach in the greater Pittsburgh area. A social entrepreneur and educator, Ashley leads the chess movement in Pittsburgh. She works directly with Pittsburgh city government to expand chess programming across the city and is the Pennsylvania State Coordinator for the National Women’s Chess Committee. A board member of the Pittsburgh Chess Club, Ashley has changed the way students learn chess by creating an interactive curriculum that explains how chess reinforces the subjects taught in school, fosters mental growth, and encourages social, economic, and political involvement through the game.
In addition to being a professional rated chess player, Ashley is a published writer and active citizen dedicated to making the world a more inclusive and educated place. She is a current freshman at the University of Pittsburgh.