Ashley is a senior studying at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), expecting to graduate in the spring of 2022 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in Early Childhood Studies. Before starting at First Witness Child Advocacy Center (CAC), Ashley has had many experiences working alongside children and families. Ashley currently works as a direct service provider at a foster care facility with children that have physical, cognitive, behavioral and/or emotional developmental disabilities, along with trauma. She also has volunteered through the YMCA Tier 1 Care program helping tutor and care for children. Ashley has gained a passion for working with children that have experienced trauma and wants to pursue a career in providing those in need with the skills of resiliency through trauma-informed practice.
When she is not working or interning, Ashley enjoys volunteering within her community or spending time outside and exploring new places. Ashley is very excited to be a part of the First Witness CAC team.