Ashley grew up in Cary, North Carolina, tutoring both classmates and younger students over the past 10 years. She graduated from Duke University with a Biomedical Engineering degree and later worked for a brain imaging research lab at Duke Health. While attending Cary Christian School, Ashley successfully self-studied for 5 AP exams and took both the Biology M and Math Level 2 SAT Subject Tests! Ashley competed on Cary Christian’s cross country team as their fifth runner and was on two state championship teams. A self-described cat enthusiast, Ashley possesses a lot of miscellaneous feline knowledge and enjoys walking her cats Mango and Coconut in a cat stroller! She met her husband at Duke, who has since begrudgingly morphed into a cat lover, and enjoys finding new shows and video games to enjoy together with him.