Ashley N. Oliver
I was raised in small-town Panola, AL, so I have a thirst for seeing every inch of beauty in this world. My 30 before 30 list consists of traveling to as many places as possible and incorporating my new hobby of photography to caputre every awesome moment.
Let's see... I graduated with two degrees, BA (Political Science, English Writing) from Alabama State University and a MS from Auburn University in Montgomery (International Relations). I had BIG dreams of being a counterterrorism analyst, but I'm now more focused on using my political mind to get underprivileged youth more engaged in the political system.
Currently, I am in the early stages of starting a non-profit organization, the YELP (Youth Excelling in Law and Politics) Institute, which is devoted to teaching and mentoring low-income youth in order to make them a more informed and active force in the American electorate. We are on track to invite our first participants by Summer 2014. I also co-own a small family business in my hometown, a town that had no stores open for residents before we began operating.
Finally, when I'm not busy saving the world, I love music, film, and sports. Huge Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, and Uconn fan. And there seems to be fewer Auburn fans here than I remember, but I have no problem screaming War Eagle in a Roll Tide state! & I'm not sure if attending concerts has an age limit, but I love a great live performance, especially if it's Britney Spears. Hey, sue me! :)
We're all here to meet new people right? Well, let's start networking! :)