D. Zhang

Dear friend,

Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

I’m Ashley, and I’m interested in human flourishing: understanding it, pursuing it, and creating the necessary conditions for it. I have explored this theme on my
Twitter and Substack, as host of a digital salon series, 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 a more humane future. In addition to my studies in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, I’ve worked in startups, media nonprofits, and investigative reporting initiatives.

I enjoy straying off the beaten path: I once
walked the Camino de Santiago, ran a startup founders' co-living mansion, and worked on an Alaskan peony farm.

I’m currently a Storyteller at
Imbue, working to craft a vision for AI that is centered around the human good. If anything piques your curiosity, please send me a note. I’d love to hear what excites you, and see if we can create something beautiful—or stir up some mischief—together.