Ashley is a current foster youth participating in the Subsidized Independent Living Program. She entered the foster care system at the age of fourteen and has experienced eight different placements in three years. Ashley currently lives many states away from her four siblings, whom she wishes lived closer. Ashley experienced several obstacles throughout her childhood until she took it upon herself to take a positive approach in her life.

Ashley is currently enrolled in 11th grade at Seminole High School, and Dual Enrollment with Seminole Community College. She intends to major in Political Science and Pre-Law and plans to pursue a career in law with a focus on community activism and non-profit organizations. Ashley thinks of herself as unique and well-rounded. She enjoys drawing, reading, skating, running, and volunteering throughout the community. She is a natural leader and advocate for disadvantaged youth.

Team(s) or Cohort(s)
2009 Outstanding Young Leaders