Ashley has lived in California, Tennessee, Texas, and Michigan. But she considers herself a native Kentuckian. She is also an alumna of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Gender and Women Studies/Political Science. Following college, Ashley worked at Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) as a Career Development Counselor and Academic Advisor. In this role, she utilized her value of growth to help students be career-ready and launch their careers by discovering their passions and guiding them through their academic and career journeys. Her love for student affairs led her to complete her second Masters in Educational Counseling and Psychology with a concentration in College Student Personnel at the University of Louisville. After leaving BCTC, Ashley was thrilled when her dream position in Career Advising became available at her alma mater.
Prior job that shaped her: Ashley worked as a Social Media and Recruitment Intern in the College of Arts and Sciences during her time in graduate school for her first Masters in Social Work. Her collegiate experiences ignited her passion to support students access to services and career options to help students succeed and achieve their higher education goals. She is currently earning Graduate Certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Diversity and Inclusion, and an Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design to create accessible and equitable spaces and programs for all students.
What she enjoys doing outside of work: Spending time with her two fur-babies and husband; attending sporting events (football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, and her favorite, baseball); coloring and doodling in adult coloring books and bullet journals; creating home DIY projects; flea market, farmer’s market, and thrift store shopping
A goal in life: Ashley’s mission is to create a more equitable campus through continuous learning and advocacy for diverse students. Ashley also has a personal goal to one day own an animal farm with many rescued horses, goats, dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, etc.