Ashley Jean is an adjunct instructor of English at College of the Canyons.

 

While she has her BA and MA in Creative Writing from California State University Northridge, she got her start as a writer at the age of 5 when she illustrated and published her first book, A SPECIAL TREE GROWS IN PACOIMA, through Telfair Elementary's Book Buddy program.

 

She is currently enrolled in UCR Palm Desert's MFA program.

 

When she isn’t writing, Ashley Jean likes to express herself through music as a guitarist, pianist, and vocalist. Occasionally, she can be found skipping her way down Disneyland's Main Street, chasing each one of her new dreams.