Ashley grew up in Jourdanton Texas where she was an active member of the band throughout highschool. She now attends Texas State University where she is a senior this year and majors in History. Next to majoring in History she is also working on getting a teaching certification in 7-12th grade Social Studies. During her first year at Texas State she also was apart of both the marching band and concert band. Her love for music and teaching has kept her coming back to Akins and this year is her fourth season working with the band.