Ashley is a current graduate student in the Energy Graduate Group earning her Master of Science in Energy Systems with a Policy and Management track, with plans to pursue her PhD in Energy Systems at UC Davis as well. Ashley’s research interests include decarbonization and electrification, renewable energy deployment, distributed energy resources, and energy and environmental justice. Her work incorporates behavioral science and decision-making to the technical, market, and practical landscape of the energy industry. At UC Davis, she conducts research projects within the Energy and Efficiency Institute, Western Cooling Efficiency Center, and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Science at Michigan State University in 2019, where she graduated with Highest Honors. During her undergraduate career, Ashley was the Laboratory Coordinator of the Team Interaction Dynamics NASA research laboratory, and she completed her Honor’s Thesis in visual psychophysics in the Visual Neuroscience laboratory. Ashley was also the founding student researcher in the Energy Values Lab in the Department of Community Sustainability with a mentor professor. Ashley is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
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