Ashley joined TRIO Educational Talent Search in March of 2017 as a program advisor. Ashley is originally from the small town of Coldwater, MI. She moved to Grand Rapids in 2004 to attend Grand Valley State University and has remained in GR ever since. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a concentration in sociology. Upon graduating, Ashley worked for Pine Rest Christian Services, implementing behavior modification and therapeutic goals for at-risk youth. Recently, Ashley obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, graduating with honors. Ashley has worked in many different capacities of counseling. She has experience in individual therapy, group counseling and mentoring young mothers in continuing education and career planning. Ashley’s experience extends to working as a career advisor at Cornerstone University, assisting students in career and leadership development, student success and assessment. Ashley enjoys giving guidance and helping students grow personally, socially and academically. Ashley currently has her LLPC and is seeking her LPC licensure.