Ashley is currently pursuing her BA in Documentry Film and Sociology of Poverty at Ohio University. She joined KEI as a mentorship leader for the scholarship candidates and was instrumental in the mentorship pilot. She strongly believes in education not only as one of the necessary means of allieviating poverty, but as being important in overcoming societal restraints. Ashley has a diverse interest and background in volunteer work, including working with organizations like Save the Children, and working with local community projects ranging from animal rescue shelters and food kitchens to farming and teaching at a Girls Rock Camp. She focuses on working with grassroots movements, local and abroad. She enjoys music, agriculture, bicycles, photography, art, anthropology, women and gender studies, mountains and mermaids. She is a firm believer that success is being who you are, and not who they want you to be.