Ashwin graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007 with his bachelor's degree in pharmacy. Since then, he has completed an MBA through Queen's University and a PharmD 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 region. He became a published author for the first time in 2022, with original work in travel health pharmacy services and has recently started contributing to canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca. He has most recently been working to help champion innovative approaches within pharmacy, with a particular focus on cognitive services, disruption of conventional dispensary operations and greater uptake of emerging technologies, including pharmacogenetics. He has also been a guest panellist at HackRx2022 and League.