Ashley Garcia was raised by two wonderful Mexican immigrant parents in Ellensburg, Washington. It is there where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Justice with a minor in Ethics from Central Washington University. During her time at Central she interned for public defense attorney Margie Alumbaugh. Her work on the Todos Somos Familia Committee is one of her proudest achievements. By co-creating and developing the first ever fully Spanish Speaking freshman orientation at CWU, students from non-traditional backgrounds and their families will feel more comfortable and welcomed at CWU for years to come. Ashley also advocated for the needs of the Latinx CWU student population as one of the Student Representatives for the Latinx Alumni Association for two years. She was also honored to be elected as the Student Academic Senator for the Law and Justice Department for her final two years at CWU.
Her background is in criminal defense, and she is passionate about helping the disenfranchised and vulnerable in her community. Unable to decide between law school or the Rule 6 Law Clerk Program, Ashley is gaining legal experience as a paralegal while also taking on different roles at Gravis. Currently, as the Lead Communications Specialist, she is using her lively personality to assess the needs of new clients and match them with the best attorney at each of our offices. Ashley has two cats that she adores even if they are only slightly interested in her. She loves visiting family in Mexico and actively avoids the gym. A Ashley le encanta traducir e interpretar para la comunidad cada vez que la necesiten. Actualmente está trabajando para obtener su certificación del estado de Washington.