After Lewis and Clark, Ashley made the trek from Oregon to North Carolina where she worked for 2 years on the Resilience Project (a multi-site longitudinal study and researcher-practitioner partnership) at Duke University. This experience solidified that she wanted to use her skill-set as a researcher in a very applied way, which brought her to a hybrid doctoral program in Social and Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She is currently teaching Applied Psychological Science and loving every minute with her enthusiastic undergrads. She says they truly crack her up every day! When she is not hitting the books, you can find her eating her way through the Twin Cities, soaking up the local music scene, embracing Minneapolis “Lake Life” (a convenient substitute for her home—Puget Sound), and in snowy January/February hatching crafty “hibernation prevention plans”.