Ashley was born and raised in small-town Cresco, Iowa. After graduating from Crestwood High School, she attended the University of Northern Iowa where she received a degree in political science.
During her time at UNI, she joined two music ensembles, took horn lessons, and joined a music fraternity. Her family back home assumed she would pursue a degree in music, but she quickly realized her purpose after taking some classes in political science. During her final year at UNI, she completed an AmeriCorps term of service with Iowa Legal Aid in Waterloo, Iowa. Thoroughly inspired, she then pursued law school at Drake University in Des Moines.
Never one to back away from a challenge, Ashley carries her small-town values of hard work and dedication with her in everything she does. During her time at Drake Law School, she became the treasurer of Drake Law Women while also serving as a junior staff member of the Drake Law Review. In her final year, she took on the immense challenge of serving as the Volume 69 Editor in Chief of the Drake Law Review during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She graduated with high honors and gladly accepted a position with Timmer & Judkins where she gets to help those in need and be a voice for justice.
During Ashley’s free time, she enjoys playing guitar, reading, listening to her vinyl collection, and exploring local businesses and attractions. She also loves spending time with her family, playing board games, and attempting to be crafty (honestly, she should leave the crafting to her sister!).
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