Ashley is a conservation biologist for Xerces, specializing in overwintering monarch biology. She manages the overwintering habitat database, and helps facilitate research projects, working with Xerces partnering organizations and universities. She also works with local stakeholders on the central coast of California to provide guidance in management and restoration of overwintering sites. Ashley holds a bachelors and masters of science in biology from Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo. Her academic research was focused on habitat selection of overwintering monarchs at multiple spatial scales. Before Xerces, she worked at CALFIRE as a contractor that helped implement vegetation management projects on public and private lands, and mapped pre-fire attack plans. When she isn't thinking about monarchs, Ashley enjoys running, climbing, and surfing with friends and family on the central coast.
Endangered Species Conservation Biologist, Monarch Overwintering Specialist