Ashley is originally from the small island of Guam and moved to Everett, WA at the age of 7. As a low-income, first-generation college student, Ashley received support from various mentors to attain her goals and breakdown personal barriers. Ashley believes in the power of relationship building, self-reflection, and storytelling as forms for personal growth and transformation and brings this in the work she does. She got her BA in Social Welfare with a minor in Education and Diversity and a Master’s degree in Social Work – Policy and Administration both at the University of Washington. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys traveling, being with her loved ones, singing karaoke, Netflix, and eating!