Ashley began her graduate career in August of 2010, enrolling in the MFA program in Creative Writing. Before coming to MSU–Mankato, Ashley graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BA in English and was a Live Broadcast Director for a sports television company based out of Bismarck, ND. Ashley is a proud alumnus of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and is excited to be back working with a community that she feels so at home in. Upon the completion of her graduate study, she hopes to continue a career in television as well as publishing short stories and novels. In her free time Ashley enjoys running, traveling, reading, listening to Lady GaGa and Neil Diamond, and spending time with friends and family.