Ashley is an academically trained human factors engineer and anthropologist focusing on human computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX) research and design. She is passionate about organizing and cares more about people than tech. Currently, she works as a UX Principal for Smartsheet. Before her latest role, she taught and designed instructional material for User Experience Design Immersive courses with General Assembly. Her past students work for organizations such as Disney Interactive, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, and Amazon. 

She has her B.A. in anthropology from UCLA and M.S. in human factors and systems engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Her writing has been published in a number of journals, magazines, and books, including a behavioral psychology textbook for Oxford University Press. She has worked with organizations, such as: Walmart, Frontier Communications, and The Veteran's Administration (VA). 

To learn more about Ashley's background and design philosophy, listen to her interview on the podcast, User Defenders. You can download a one-page version of her resume, visit her LinkedIn page for a complete work history, and view select projects below.