Ashleigh grew up in Colorado Springs but, as an Air Force kid, moved around quite a bit. She earned a BS in Physics from Seattle Pacific University in 2012. Then. went on to complete her MS in Mathematics and PhD in Cyberspace Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 2018. Ashleigh has conducted extensive modeling and experimental research on flexible winged UAVs. She has tutored several students in high school and college and taught numerous sections of college math for more than five years. In her free time, she is very involved with numerous anti human trafficking organizations, is a member of MENSA, enjoys skiing and snowboarding, and loves going to the movies, reading, and playing board games with her friends.