Ashley is a Loyola University New Orleans alumnus in classical piano. An unusual start to her current position as Human Resources for a local software company, it was an organic path that developed from her drive to serve others – first through music and now through individual and organizational development. While pursuing her Master of Public Administration, she grew passionate about the broader economic development of New Orleans and is involved in the job creation and talent retention efforts of several organizations including the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the New Orleans Business Alliance. Ashley serves on the board for the Loyola Young Alumni, Rebuilding Together New Orleans and NOLAlympics of the Crown and Shield Foundation. She hopes to pursue additional graduate work in social psychology to continue finding ways to connect and empower people through her work.