Ashley attended the University of Arizona College of Nursing for undergraduate and graduate school. She graduated from the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program in 2017 and became board certified as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner the same year. Ashley received the “Outstanding DNP Project” award at the University of Arizona for her quality improvement project titled Music as a Therapeutic Nursing Intervention and Cardiac Surgical Inpatients’ Experience: A Quality Improvement Project. Ashley wanted to be a nurse practitioner in order to inform, educate, and collaborate with the people she serves in order to improve lives. She chose this as a specialty because she enjoys learning about the cardiovascular system and she has experience actively managing cardiac issues in an acute setting. The best part of her job is when her patients not only find relief of symptoms, but gain a deeper understanding of their acute or chronic diseases. In her free time, Ashley likes to travel, cook with friends, garden, hike, ride her motorcycle, and kayak. She also practices the cello or oud (a Turkish lute).