Ashley is a 23 year old graduate student from Madison, MS. She is a recent graduate from Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and was a member of Phi Mu sorority. Ashley is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in school counseling at Mississippi College. Ashley is the daughter of Greg and Debbie Hamby and has a younger brother, Trace Hamby. Ashley has been a competitive gymnast and cheerleader since the age of six, and is now a tumbling and cheerleading instructor in Flowood, MS. Ashley hopes to work closely with schools and other youth organizations around Mississippi to foster a love for reading during her reign as Miss Mississippi USA. Ashley is excited about her year as Miss Mississippi USA 2017 and is honored to represent her home state in the upcoming Miss USA pageant.