As an alum of the University of Oklahoma, Ashley has more than a decade of hands-on experience in the world of technology. This has made her an asset and leader in the industry. She believes that technology provides the world with creative solutions to everyday problems, and that it can empower our lives for good.
These beliefs fuel her endless optimism and hard work. Ashley is not only passionate about technology, but she also understands the difficulty faced by women in STEM careers. Ashley is a dedicated advocate for women who are often not recognized for their intellect or skill. Her desire is to help build a legacy where women of all ages are active contributors to the future of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). One of the primary ways Ashley does this is through her service to Oklahoma Women in Technology, where she currently serves as President & Executive Director. She is also a 2016 STEM award recipient for the NextGen ‘Under 30’ program and is actively involved in the global XR Association, which focuses on responsible development and adoption of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality.
As a sought-after speaker, Ashley makes the world of emerging tech approachable and attractive to all people. Whether she’s speaking at Harvard, SWSW-EDU, giving a TEDx talk, or hosting her own podcast (Coffey & Code), Ashley is always on the move, working to cultivate empowerment within all realms of tech.