Ashley first became involved in social justice in her home state of Kansas, in 2008. Outraged by the justice system, as well as the laws surrounding the death penalty in the United States, she quickly became engaged in anti-death penalty campaigns and contributed a significant amount of time to the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
She then became politically active as well, fighting for various causes during her time in Kansas. During this time, she worked at the Writing Center of Wichita State University (WSU), helping undergraduate and graduate students to edit and improve their work. During her time at WSU, she completed her undergraduate degree in Philosophy.
Ashley first met Satish in 2010 when she moved to Switzerland and began editing work for the FIP, as well as other works from Satish (she edited his book The Cardiff Five: Innocent Beyond Any Doubt). She is currently working for eBay while continuing to edit both the FIP site and its publications. Meanwhile, Ashley is completing an Executive MBA at the University of St Gallen.