Ashley Bowen is the former digital engagement manager at the Scienec History Institute, where she was responsible for connecting the collections-based and outreach areas; developing methods for designing, evaluating, and analyzing digital initiatives; and building on those results to create work plans and workflows that allowed for more efficient coordination and communication across the programmatic areas of the institution.

Bowen received her PhD in American studies and public humanities from Brown University in December 2016. Her research focused on 19th-century public health and medicine, the material culture of medicine, and representations of patient experience.