Ashley Cummins grew up in Seattle and attended Ballard High School before attending Washington State University where she developed a passion for public service. During that time Ashley interned at Whitman County District Court and ASWSU Student Legal Services. Ashley graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Political Science and a separate Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She made the decision to attend law school in order to pursue her dream of proving legal aid to others and is in her third year at Gonzaga University School of Law.
She is an active participant in her community and has volunteered for numerous programs including the Moderate Means Program, Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic, Street Law, and the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project (GPILP). GPILP is a non-profit organization that supports unpaid legal work by providing grants to qualified Gonzaga Law students. Ashley served on the GPILP board for two years and was elected as Vice President for the 2015-2016 academic year. In April 2015 she was appointed as Student Trustee to the Washington State Bar Foundation, a position she will hold until she graduates from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2017.
Ashley has worked with The Unemployment Law Project (ULP) since June 2015 and is currently an extern for the Spokane office. ULP is a non-profit organization that provides low-cost representation and free advice and counsel to people in Washington State who have been denied unemployment benefits or whose award of benefits is being challenged.
Ashley can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand and enjoys spending her free time hiking with her husband.