Ashley grew up in rural Wisconsin, which really allowed her to explore her connection with nature! She carried this interest through her academic journey and holds degrees in Biology and Archaeology, and has a minor in Environmental Studies from the University of WI – La Crosse. She started her journey at WisCorps as an AmeriCorps member, completing service in both conservation and environmental education roles! She has enjoyed using her knowledge of WisCorps’ programs to support current staff and members! Some of her hobbies outside of work include hammocking, SCUBA diving, and art!