My name is Ashley Shanee' Williams and I am 21 years old, born third of four girls on July 21, 1994. My father is a retired military man last stationed in Columbia, SC where my family has lived for the past eight years. I attended Blythewood High School where I graduated 10th of over 400 students, was a member of the Women's Varsity Volleyball Team for four years and captain for my senior year, and an active member in various honors societies. Over the summer, I car-hopped at Sonic Drive-In (on skates) and learned a lot about how far hard work and a positive attitude can get you as well as how to make the perfect banana split.
I am currently a senior at Winthrop University taking part in the Winthrop University Vision of Prayze Gospel Choir and Plain Jane, an organization focused on the empowerment of all women. My major is Chemistry with a concentration of Biochemistry, and I plan to minor in Spanish. I hope to use this degree to get into medical school and become an anesthesiologist. I am proud to be a member of the Eagle Stem Program because it will allow me to connect with students whose aspirations and academic performance are similar to mine. My biggest dream, at the moment, is to study abroad which I plan to make come true very soon.