Ashley Marquez is an Outreach Educational Specialist for Fort Irwin, California. She attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and decided to put her educational goal on halt to join the United States Army. Shortly after her time in the Army, she decided it was finally time to achieve her higher aspirations in life. This included setting her educational goals.
While working two jobs, raising a two-year-old son, and her husband serving as a drill sergeant, Ashley managed to graduate with her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College in a year and a half. “Now I am beyond content with the aspirations I have set for my life; as well as my family” states Ashley.
Ashley possesses a passion for higher education, she believes passion is not a learned quality. “You either have it or you don’t” states Ashley. She’s worked in higher education for a couple of years now and believes this is her calling. Her passion is to help adults, service members, and their families achieve their higher educational goals. “It is rewarding seeing the sparkles in their eyes when you present them with information for their success” states Ashley. “For instance, when you inform them, they are in their last class upon completion of graduation or seeing them walk across the stage to receive their diploma.”
The amount of contribution service members contribute to the country is enormous, it is her honor and privilege to serve them. She is a firm believer in knowledge being power and believes age should not be a deterrent to further your education. People should make the most out of their life and their education. Ashley is here to assist in any way possible and states, “Education is an asset to yourself, your family, your local community, your job, and to the country.”
Ashley Marquez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is a dedicated veteran who is married to an active duty service member. She has two beautiful children who hold her heart in the palms of their hands. She grew up in a loving, tight knit, and caring family. She believes family is all you have, so you should love them, cherish them, and never let them go.