Education: B.A. English, B.S. Security Management, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Growing up in a military family, Ashley spent a lot of my free time volunteering for two nonprofit military organizations, Yellow Ribbon America and The Family Readiness Program. SHE assisted in organizing family activities in order to support local military members and their families through local military support efforts such as Military Family Day Events, Deployments Events, Welcome Home Events, and Holiday Support. This experience allowed me to connect with those who understood the physical and emotional hurdles of military life. I had the opportunity to provide personal guidance to children, paving way to a foundation for my curiosity in psychology. My passion for justice had me move across the country from California to New York since John Jay College had one of the best Forensic Psychology programs. However, during my general education courses, I found myself gravitating towards composition and rhetoric. I continued with my passion for justice and knowledge by pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in English and a Bachelor’s of Science in Security Management. During my time with the John Jay Veterans Association, I volunteered time to help military veterans with their college papers. When I would babysit my nephews during the summers, I would assist in their advancement in the English, both verbally and written. My favorite activities include eating, playing Scrabble, hiking, traveling, going to the beach, and reading. Blue Engine’s mission to supplement student’s education by adding more teacher assistants to a room, thus balancing the ratio, really speaks out to me. I admire the implementation of incorporating more teaching assistants to one classroom; therefore, students who learn at a different rate than others may receive the same amount of attention and education as those who learn at a quicker rate.