Originally from South Carolina, Ashleigh graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Spanish and International Health, with an emphasis in health administration. Before graduation, she had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Costa Rica, where she became fluent in Spanish. Ashleigh is getting ready to start her clinical rotations in Atlanta, Georgia.
In her spare time, she is a pet sitter and dog walker. She also loves traveling (domestically and internationally), reading murder mystery books, and experimenting with new recipes.
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