Originally from Compton, CA, Ashley Terrell is a rising senior at Duke University majoring in Public Policy Studies with a minor in Women's Studies and certificate in Health Policy. Her career interests are deep within the business of healthcare, with specific interests in medical device marketing and strategic planning, healthcare consulting, health sector management, and health policy and disparities research.
In her summer months, she has held internships at Bausch & Lomb, the National Institutes of Health, and UCLA’s School of Medicine. Last spring, Ashley participated in a global study abroad experience, traveling to China and India for four months to study international development and health at Peking University and Vidya Bhawan Institute. Throughout the academic year, Ashley maintains extensive involvement in extracurricular activities including the Women’s Mentoring Network, her campus career center as a Diversity Ambassador, Business Oriented Women, and the Baldwin Scholars program, a selective honors organization for female campus leaders, all while continuing to perform academically. Through Baldwin, she traveled to New Orleans with the Women's Center to assist Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in fall 2009. Ashley co-directed the Baldwin sponsored "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" campus benefit event and body image ad campaign in spring 2010 and helped direct the "Women at Duke" fall conference in fall 2010.
For her senior summer, Ashley was invited back to Bausch & Lomb to work as a medical marketing intern in the global surgical devices division, an internship opportunity supported by the Baldwin Scholars program. Ashley begins her honors thesis for graduation with distinction in Health Policy in the fall. She will seek employment upon graduation and is planning to later pursue an MBA in Health Sector Management.
Ashley lives by the following saying she heard in a news interview with Elizabeth Edwards during her first week at Duke University: ~"Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything- That's how the light gets in."~