Ashley is originally from Beavercreek, OH and currently works at the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. She graduated with her B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University in May 2005 and her M.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Purdue University in May 2007. While working with the Indiana State Climate Office, Ashley worked on assessing the Historical Climate Network sites in Indiana and wrote monthly climate summaries for Indiana.