Ashley is a 5th year doctoral candidate originally from Beaverton, OR. She 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 psychosocial functioning, illness management, and disease outcomes in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Her dissertation examines sleep quality in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus, as it relates to adherence, and metabolic control while accounting for the potential moderating effects of internalizing symptoms and neurocognitive functioning. Ashley has been the social chair for the Department of Psychology the last two years and has helped to plan various events for faculty and students! In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending her time outdoors (running, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball, soccer), traveling, and spending time with family and friends.