Ashley Ferrara's journey to becoming a math teacher started when she was four years old asking her dad to quiz her with math problems during car rides. Long after the days of car ride quizzes had ended, Ashley graduated with her Associates in General Studies from New York University and went on to major in accounting earning her B.S. at the University of Connecticut. After college, Ashley moved from Connecticut to New York City to start her job as an accountant at one of the big four accounting firms. After a few years in the corporate world, Ashley pursued her dream to become a teacher. Ashley enrolled in Teachers College at Columbia University and immediately knew it was the right choice for her. She had two amazing student teaching experiences where she was able to bridge the gap between the world of mathematics and her students' lives. Ashley graduated in May 2012 from Teachers College at Columbia University with a M.A. in Mathematics Education. In 2013, Ashley received a four-year Early Career fellowship from Math for America and in 2017 she was named a Master Teacher with Math for America. Ashley is proud to be a founding faculty member at AFSE and has enjoyed watching the school evolve each year. She is looking forward to another fantastic year!