Ashley is currently completing her Master of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. Since starting the program she has worked for CBC Radio in Toronto, CBC's London Bureau in the UK. She has also completed an international reporting course, where she worked on a 360-video documentary in Hong Kong.
Ashley was born in Vancouver BC, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Sociology at Simon Fraser University in May 2017. Her studies have led her to pursue journalism and communications work both in Vancouver, BC, and London, UK.
Ashley spent her childhood in London and returned to the United Kingdom in 2016, studying at the University of Leeds. She completed a one-year study abroad program taking both sociology and communications courses.
While completing her degree, she worked to develop her communications and journalism skills. She earned job positions including communication, marketing, and research assistant roles in Vancouver, and later landed a 3-week work experience with the BBC World Service in London.
In her final year of her bachelor's degree in Vancouver, she became News Editor for Simon Fraser University's independent newspaper, The Peak. That same year she applied and received the prestigious CBC Peter Gzowski Internship. Ashley was one of four interns selected from across Canada for this internship for CBC Radio. She has developed her radio journalism skills in this internship, working as an Associate Producer for various current affairs radio programs based out of Vancouver.
Throughout her studies, Ashley enjoys brings her curiosity of culture and the human experience to her projects. She has a creative flair and a passion for storytelling and works hard to execute various projects in a timely and innovative manner. She is a strong leader and has enjoyed working with teams in various roles.