Ashley joined NNEDV in April 2010. Prior to NNEDV, Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a minor in Sociology from Virginia Tech. She focused her studies primarily on politics and crime in literature and within society. While attending school, she became passionate about the issues surrounding domestic violence. During her senior year, she volunteered at the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley. She helped women in transitional housing obtain the household goods they needed to rebuild their lives. Ashley also volunteered to work with children in low-income areas.