Professional Profile: Ashley White 2017

Ashley White

Name: Ashley White

Title: Assistant Operations Manager

Company: Ropes & Gray LLP

Location: Boston

Birthplace: N/A

College: Wentworth Institute of Technology  

Years in business: 5

What does your firm do and any plans for the future?: Ropes & Gray is a global law firm with 11 office locations, which serves clients in key centers of business, technology and government. I want to go back to school and get my MBA.

Hobbies: Painting/anything outdoors

Favorite novel: “Pride and Prejudice”

Favorite film: “Across the Universe”

Keys to success: Organization, goal setting and networking

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?: I would want to be an astrophysicist. I love learning about the universe.

Are you a member of an association related to the CRE industry: I have been an IFMA member for 7 years. When I was in college my professor encouraged me to join, and network with peers in the industry. I have also volunteered within the organization. I am newer to CoreNet, and currently in their Young Leadership Program. I believe there is benefit in being a member to both.

How did you get your start in this business and why: I originally went to Wentworth for Interior Design, and realized it just wasn’t for me. I transferred into the facilities program, and realized Facilities Management is where my passion was.