Ashwin graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007 with his bachelor's degree in pharmacy. Since that time, he has gone on to complete an MBA through Queen's University, and a doctorate in pharmacy through the University of Toronto. He has spent much of his time managing community pharmacies, while simultaneously pushing for deeper pharmacist involvement in patient care. He has also been a peer reviewer with the Pharmacist's Letter Canada and spent time helping lead the Champlain Regional Pharmacist Committee in the Ottawa/Eastern Ontario region. He will become a published author for the first time in 2022, with original work in travel health pharmacy services and as a co-author in a medical cannabis study. He has most recently been working to help champion pharmacist leadership in the emerging field of pharmacogenetics.