Ashley graduated from Azusa Pacific University in May 2018 with a bachelors degree in Global Studies with a minor in Sociology. Before joining LAANE, she was a research intern in Medellín, Colombia focusing on LGBTQ+ rights. Ashley grew up in Quito, Ecuador and was heavily involved in her community. She grew up observing severe social injustices which embedded in her a deep passion for social justice and equity. She enjoys going to the beach and having sincere conversations with others.