Ashley is a second-year MPAff student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the Harris County Public Defender’s Office as a client advocate. In this role, she provided case management services and advocated for clients’ release from jail. Ashley graduated from Rice University in 2020; as an undergraduate, she worked with the Texas Center for Justice and Equity to study bail reform in Harris County. At PJIL, she conducted research and produced written materials for the National Resource Center for Correctional Oversight.