Ashy Palliparambil is a registered art therapist with over a decade of program management experience and dedication to serving others. She is a trauma-informed art therapist, taking a humanistic approach when developing creative arts programs for various populations. Before joining Project Create, Ashy was with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore where she developed creative art therapy programs from the ground up. For over eight years, she worked with wounded, ill, and injured service members, caregivers, and children – providing a variety of mediums to explore in the visual arts and music, encouraging people to find what works for them. In 2019, she was awarded the Arts in Service Award from Frontline Arts for her work.
Ashy received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park and worked as a Project Manager for EMC, a computer data storage company. After reevaluating her career, she decided to change paths, and went on to receive a Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from the Eastern Virginia Medical School.