Ashley is a fourth-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological sciences with a concentration in molecular & cellular biology. As an undergraduate she participated in advocacy and mentorship programs as she tutored refugee children, served as a biology advisor to freshman students, and steered a peer research mentorship program. She also participated in cancer research, specifically exploring the role of stem cells in the origin of ovarian cancer. After graduating, she spent a year working in AmeriCorps as a HIV Health Specialist working at a womens’ homeless shelter in Washington DC.
In medical school, Ashley continued to participate in advocacy focusing on her local community. She participated in and led a STEM program at a local elementary school in addition to a patient navigation program. She volunteers at a health clinic serving low-income and housing insecure New Haven residents. Lastly, she participates in a organization working to develop a free mobile application that facilitates underserved populations to connect to local social support resources.
Ashley has been a member of AMSA since 2018. As Medical Education Research Coordinator, she hopes to promote curricular change that allows students to better learn and understand their local community, especially as it relates to underrepresented groups.