Ashley has an MA in German Literature from Tufts University. She also has the lecturer certification of "Foundation Course Didactic Competence (BDB)" and also "Training for International Learning and Teaching", from The Hague University Centre for Teaching & Learning. She gained her BA in German Studies, with European Union Studies and Psychology, from Central Connecticut State University. In 2010, she started to teach German and English in different universities and institutions. Ashley was a German teacher for the German School of Connecticut in the USA for 3 years. In 2012, she was a teaching assistant for German Language and Yiddish culture & literature courses at Tufts University. From 2013 to 2014, she taught business English and English for children for the Berlitz Language Company, Germany. In mid-2014, she became an English teacher in the English Center, the Netherlands. Ashley became an English and German lecturer for European Studies at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and is now an Educational Advisor (middle management) at the European School Bergen, and also an English-PDP Academic English and Intercultural Management lecturer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences.