D. Zhang

Dear friend,

Welcome to my corner of the Internet. 

I’m Ashley, and I’m interested in the question of human flourishing: how do we live a worthy life and become who we are meant to be? I explore this theme on my Twitter and Substack, and as a guest on various podcasts.

Through my work, I seek to bridge the humanities and technology — the timeless and the cutting-edge — to make sense of our world and shape its future. In addition to my studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, I’ve served as a storyteller in startups, media organizations, and investigative reporting initiatives.

I enjoy straying off the beaten path: I recently walked the Camino de Santiago, ran a startup founders' co-living mansion, worked on an Alaskan peony farm, and studied ideology at UATX’s inaugural Forbidden Courses program.

I’m currently on the lookout for my next venture, and am always open to a chat. I’d love to hear about what excites you, and see if together we can create something beautiful (or stir up some mischief).