After growing up in Houston, Texas, Ashley moved to California to attend Stanford University. She received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Earth Systems, and recently finished her Master’s in Environmental Communication at Stanford. At Stanford, she was able to devote extensive time and energy to teaching. She created her own Alternative Spring Break trip and taught a quarter-long class on the ethics of international service and aid. She’s facilitated as a cohort lead for the Emerson Fellowship, a social justice fellowship program for sophomore students. And most recently, she’s taken up the role as the Head Teaching Assistant for Earth Systems 10, the largest introductory environmental science course at Stanford. She hopes to eventually become active in environmental and social justice organizing spaces and flex her facilitation and communication skills! She strongly believes that change comes on the community and classroom-level and is excited to bring her energy and enthusiasm into Curious Cardinal classrooms. Outside of the classroom, you can find Ashley hiking, watching Chef's Table, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and reading.