Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Ashford worked as a student coordinator for fitness and wellness at the University of Texas at San Antonio in their Department of Campus Recreation.
Ashford received her Bachelor's degree in Biology at Dallas Baptist University in 2011, and her Master's degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2013. While at Dallas Baptist University, she was a student-athlete on the track & field/cross country team.
In her free time, Ashford enjoys running, reading, spending time with her family and friends, and watching basketball.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Ashford currently resides in South Bend, Ind.