Ashley’s known since she was a little girl that she wanted to improve people’s lives. She just didn’t know how. At 17, she dropped out of high school, after a few years of piecing work together, Ashley decided to give school another chance and enrolled in community college. It was there that she was introduced to the Bridge to Engineering program and a professor who helped her figure out how she can make a difference—by dedicating her life to designing effective and sustainable environmental practices. Today, Ashley is enrolled at UC Berkeley and will be working with the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab this summer.
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National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
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