Our Team

"When I was a child I visited Yerkes on a trip with Girl Scouts. That visit was awe inspiring, and I still feel that sense of childlike wonder every time I step onto the grounds. I'm proud to be able to contribute to the preservation and continued legacy of such a beautiful place."

Ashley Killeen

Administrative Assistant for Development

Ashley is responsible for assisting with administrative tasks at Yerkes. She supports the staff in day-to-day operations and handles the communication for general inquiries into the observatory. Before joining Yerkes, Ashley worked as a legal assistant for 14 years. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Human Resource Management. Ashley lives in northern Illinois with her husband and 3 young children.

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