Ashley graduated cum laude from Lewis and Clark College in 2010 with a B.A. in psychology. As an undergrad, Ashley worked as a research assistant in pediatric pain management research. After graduating, she took a position as a spinal cord injury research specialist at Shriners Hospitals for Children® in Chicago, where she conducted interviews with adults with pediatric-onset spinal cord injuries concerning long-term outcomes and life-satisfaction. Ashley’s clinical and research interests are primarily in the field of pediatric psychology, specifically in high-risk health behaviors in adolescents with Type I Diabetes Mellitus. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and playing soccer.