Ashley graduated as Class Valedictorian of Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice. She is highly involved in civic efforts, and advocates for women's empowerment and leadership by serving on several boards and committees across Southeastern, MA including the YWCA Board of Directors, the Miss New Bedford Scholarship Foundation, and the Women's Fund. She is also the Chairperson of the YWCA Leading Ladies program, a leadership development initiative for women ages 18-30. Additionally, Ashley is the President and Producer of ONE Theater Group, Inc., a nonprofit she founded in 2014 which produces shows and selects SouthCoast charities as its benefactors. Honoring her late mother, she is an advocate to end Alzheimer’s disease and serves as Chairperson of the Southeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters and has mentored the same girl for eight years.
Ashley has received numerous recognitions for her work. She was featured in the premier issue of SouthCoast Almanac as one of six select 'Accomplished Women,' and was named a 2015 'SouthCoast5 Emerging Leader,' was a nominee for 'SouthCoast Women of the Year' in 2014 and 2015, and was named a 2013 YWCA 'Woman of Distinction.'
Ashley is currently self-employed as a public speaker, consultant, and writer. Prior to this, she was employed as the Executive Assistant to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III, having also served previously as a Victim Witness Advocate in Fall River and New Bedford District Courts, as well as the Social Media Manager and Press Assistant in the office's Communications Department. She has also worked in related fields as an Education and Community Outreach Coordinator at The Women's Center, and as a paralegal intern in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office. Additionally, Ashley served as the Interim Victim Advocate and Educator at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she assisted student victims of sexual assault, and advanced extensive trainings across campus for students, staff, and campus police.
Ashley is most notably an accomplished public speaker. She speaks regularly on the topics of domestic violence and sexual assault as both an educator and survivor, and is sought after as an expert on these topics. In addition, she speaks on diverse motivational topics such as overcoming adversity, women’s empowerment, and leadership development - specifically emphasizing her message of resiliency. Her niche lies in speaking to college/university students, women, and youth groups. When Ashley is not speaking, she is offering her expertise as a consultant, helping businesses, nonprofits, and events to develop strong public relations, marketing content, outreach, and direction. She is also a highly experienced resume and LinkedIn profile writer, and writes for various online mediums.
Ashley values family, enjoys travel, playing ukulele, taking spontaneous classes, learning new things, reading, and writing in her spare time. She also expects to soon publish her first book about losing her mother to young-onset Alzheimer’s.