Ashley graduated with honors from Arizona State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the W.P Carey School of Business. She then attended the University of Notre Dame, where she received a Master of Science in Accountancy from the Mendoza College of Business. Prior to starting the doctoral program at the University of Arizona in 2014, Ashley worked in public accounting as an audit senior at Deloitte & Touche L.L.P. in the Phoenix Audit practice, serving several large public company audit clients. Ashley obtained and maintains her CPA in the state of Arizona and is currently a member of the AICPA. Her current research interests are in judgment and decision making with respect to managerial accounting, healthcare financial management, and auditing. Outside of school, Ashley enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with her husband.