• Academic Advisor, International & Area Studies



  • Bachelor of Arts, English (Writing Emphasis), Charleston Southern University
  • Bachelor of Arts, History (European Emphasis), Charleston Southern University
  • Master of Arts in History , Colonialism and Imperialism, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding New Advisor. National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), 05/01/2017
  • Case Study Challenge 2014 Conference Winner. NAFSA, 05/2014
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellow (Mandarin). University of Utah Asia Center, 06/2011
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (Mandarin). University of Utah Asia Center, 08/2010


A graduate of the University of Utah, Ashley studied Colonialism and Imperialism in the Department of History and, through the graduate program, further developed interests in topics of inequality, access to education, gender, and more. After graduating, she moved to Wuhan, China to teach academic and business writing and filled any time off from teaching with travelling. Now having returned to the U, Ashley enjoys helping students find connections between their studies and their international interests. Outside of advising, Ashley spends time cooking Southern food, continuing to read about all things history, excelling at board games, and combing for cheap international flights. 


  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Member, 04/2015 - present
  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), Scholarship Co-Coordinator, 05/2014 - present
  • National Association for Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), Member, 04/2014 - 09/2015
  • Bennion Center , ASB Staff Partner, 08/2014 - 05/2015

In the Media


  • Mandarin Chinese, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Southern Africa