Ashlyn is from Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in a single-parent home. When Ashlyn was five, her mother was diagnosed with a tumor in her pituitary gland that would lead to a string of illnesses and hospitalizations over the coming decade. Ashlyn had to step up often to care for her mom, and through these times developed perseverance those shows through almost immediately when you meet her. She graduated with 4.31 GPA in high school while participating in volleyball, JROTC Color Guard, and Future Engineers of America. We are lucky to support her as she heads to North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina this fall to major in Civil or Environmental Engineering.