Ashley Ferguson is a Research Technician at the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation, managing lab volunteers and helping with various research projects, including Cedar Bayou and reef fish video analysis, and she oversees the recreational angler shark tagging program. Ashley was raised in Missouri, and during high school she was able to take a couple marine biology courses that included a week-long trip to the Florida Keys. During her time in Florida, she gained experience by snorkeling in coral reefs with sharks and reef fish. This led her to pursue a degree in marine biology.
In 2011, Ashley moved south to Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi in spring of 2015. While she was an undergraduate student, she volunteered with the CSSC and gained extensive field and laboratory experience during the semester and in the summer. Ashley was recently hired as a full-time Research Technician in 2015.