Ashley, a graduate of Hunter College, was recently awarded the prestigious Gilder Lehrman History Award. She spent this past summer conducting original historical research as an intern at The Library Company of Philadelphia. Ashley is currently a Ph.D. student in the Northwestern Department of African American Studies. Her research is focused on black women educators in Northern cities during the mid-twentieth century.
The advice she would have given herself before graduating is, “Don’t worry if things do not go according to plan; work hard, have faith and everything will be fine."