What have you been doing since you were released?
I was released in November 2019, after serving 2 years and 8 months. Unfortunately, I was released mid-semester, but I was still able to stay on track. I am still taking courses through Ashland and intend on doing so until I graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in December of 2021. Since my release, I only have time for working and keeping up with my course work. I am focused on my end goal…success.
How did your experience with Ashland University affect your incarceration?
Overall, Ashland University helped me during my incarceration. It was like my thought process changed from worrying about when I would go home to, “Oh my goodness, it is Thursday and I haven't done any homework”. Realistically, my time did not go faster, but you could not convince me that those 12 weeks of nonstop homework did not go faster than the breaks we had in between semesters.
Overall, what has your Ashland University experience meant to you?
Ashland helped to change my outlook and made me realize that my time could be used to better myself. I am so grateful that I was included in the Ashland experience the women I was able to experience it with and the amazing site director that we had. The people I have met through Ashland have made a huge impact on my life and will never be forgotten. I am so tremendously thankful for the experience Ashland has given me and the opportunities it will continue to give me. I want to thank Ashland and all of the many women I worked so closely with, for the wonderful experience and the chance at a better future.