Ashley came to GMRI in May of 2018 as a Quantitative Research Technician in the Fisheries Ecology Lab where she performs a variety of statistical analyses and modeling of fish populations and marine environmental data. Her work specifically focuses on understanding environmental influences on fisheries in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and anticipating how these resources may change in the future.
Prior to GMRI, Ashley recieved her B.S. in Fisheries Coservation and Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech and her M.S. in Marine Science and Technology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her graduate work focused on developing and simulation-testing stock assessment models for Alaskan groundfish, which included environmental drivers of recruitment and evaluating the implications of model specification under different management policies and future climate change scenarios.