Writing & Teaching

Here is an overview of Ashley’s writing and teaching experience:

MFA, Creative Writing, University of Colorado, Boulder, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Adams State University

Ashley has taught creative and contemplative writing at the following places:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Santa Monica College
  • Baruch College
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Teachers & Writers Collaborative, NYC
  • New Vista High School
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
  • Telluride Yoga Festival

In 2017, Ashley was awarded an Arts Education Grant from the Boulder Arts Commission to create a Creative Writing program at Casey Bilingual School

Ashley has been accepted to the following writing conferences:

  • Aspen SummerWords, workshop with Dani Shapiro (chosen for scholarship)
  • Tin House Writers’ Conference, workshop with Cheryl Strayed
  • Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, workshop with Danzy Senna
  • Squaw Valley Writers’ Workshop (chosen for scholarship)

Ashley has a worked as a writer and/or editor at publications including:

  • SF Yoga Magazine
  • Elephant Journal
  • The Rocky Mountain News
  • The Denver Post
  • Brooklyn Review, American Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review
  • The American Alpine Journal
  • Rock & Ice