Ashley has many positive influences to thank for encouraging her interest in technology. Her parents, her older sister and her technology teacher, Mr. Domes, have provided support and encouragement as she pursued her interest in technology. Ashley is most proud of running the Girls Get IT! (Innovative Technology) Camps. The Girls Get IT! program is in its fifth year and provides an opportunity for girls to experience hands-on activities in STEM including creating their own website, making their own game with Gamemaker, coding Arduino UNO boards, soldering, creating electronic jewelry and more! Ashley also did a podcast with Girls Get IT! for the Huffington Post - Girls in STEM. In addition to running Girls Get IT! Ashley is the team captain of a First Tech Challenge Robotics Team and mentors a young First Lego League team at a local elementary school. In her free time, she enjoys creating computer games and coding her personal website. Ashley plans to attend a university to study computer science and aeronautical engineering. She wants to continue to encourage young women into computing and STEM fields.