Ashley joined the Project Read team in 2016. Reading has always been one of her passions. As a little girl she would be so captivated by a book that in the afternoons she wouldn’t notice the room getting darker and darker until she was squinting to see the words. The Little House on the Prairie was one of the first books she discovered and she loved reading about Laura Ingalls so much that she wanted to be a pioneer when she grew up. She also discovered her love of writing and teaching and spent many hours playing school with her stuffed animals.
When she did grow up, she studied English literature at BYU. In between reading books and writing papers, she traveled to thirteen countries and discovered her love of street musicians. She also completed a minor in music and Women’s Studies. She loves Zumba and anything with peanut butter.