A native of Belfry, Kentucky, Ashley is currently residing in Knoxville, Tennessee. She joined the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2018 as a Compliance System Coordinator for SACSCOC Accreditation, where she also serves on the Inclusive Teaching Taskforce, Assessment Steering Committee, and Accommodation & Accessibility Committee. Prior to becoming a Volunteer, Ashley served East Tennessee State University as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology from 2010 to 2018, an academic counselor for pre-health professions from 2017-2018, and the Quillen College of Medicine as an Educational Planner for the Office of Continuing Medical Education from 2014-2017. Ashley’s research interests include the role of social strain in Central Appalachian social disparities; the prevention, succession, and treatment of prescription drug abuse; and gaps between socioeconomic status and social goal attainment. Ashley acquired a B.S. in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008 and a M.A. in Sociology from East Tennessee State University in 2011. When she is not serving others, Ashley relaxes with cross-stitch and binge-rewatching Parks & Rec for the millionth time.