Ashley is a junior of the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass studying Social Thought and Political Economy as well as Afro American Studies with a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Ashley enjoys swimming and reading Black literature. Ashley is the President of the UMass chapter of Girl Up and the Vice President of Alliance for Afro-American Cultural Education (AACE). She also is part of the STPEC Student Executive Committee. This past summer, Ashley studied abroad at Oxford University in Oxford, England. After graduation, Ashley intends to pursue a masters in Political Science.