Ashley Marie Collins
Ashley Collins is currently a junior at the University of California, Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She first discovered her love for coding at the age of 10 after personalizing her Neopets page with HTML and later re-kindled her interests in coding in high school while participating in the summer SMARTS Program at UCLA. The years Ashley spent helping in her mother's self-owned business the Collins Family Daycare, taught her the importance of childhood/adolescent development and education. Ashley therefore aims to use her love of coding not only to create applications to better serve under resourced communities, but to encourage youth to pursue higher education in the STEM fields. When she is not planning ways to save the world Ashley likes to sing and play guitar, create 3D worlds with 3D modeling software, and play Halo Reach.