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Ivy Brashear

Ivy Brashear is the Appalachian Transition and Communications Associate at the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, Ky. Before joining MACED, she was chief blogger at The Rural Blog, which is a product of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. She has been a reporter at The Hazard Herald in Hazard, Ky., and at the Times-Tribune in Corbin, Ky. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Appalachian Studies from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Master's degree in Community and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky. She is a native of Viper, Ky., a fifth-generation Perry Countian, and a tenth-generation Appalachian.

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