Ashley is a native of Pembroke Pines, FL, and joined the Multicultural Student Life staff in July 2017. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and a Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.
Ms. Simmons has a passion for educating the lives of our youth, and that stems from being a first grade teacher for four years prior to working in higher education. She is excited to serve the students at the University of Tennessee, and hopes to enhance student development through impactful and intentional programming that will promote academic and personal success.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, exercising, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. This is her first time living outside of the state of Florida and she is looking forward to experiencing new adventures in the city of Knoxville!