Originally from South Carolina, Ashley is a self-identified G.R.I.T.S. — Girl Raised In The South! Prior to moving to New York City, she received her MFA from Louisiana State University. Ashley is Deputy Director at Drama Club, a nonprofit organization that brings theater arts programming to incarcerated and court-involved youth. Ashley’s career motto is “Advocacy Is Access.” She brings her empathy, compassion, and love of arts to her work as a program director, educator, and advocate. Her mission is to provide underserved and underrepresented demographics with access to the power of theater arts.