Ashley Walker began her career with poverty-alleviation organizations such as Micah Challenge USA, where she managed all forms of interactive media communications, and the Portland Rescue Mission, where she helped manage a women's homeless shelter. She moved from poverty-alleviation to the world of academics by joining George Fox University's MBA and DBA programs as a program coordinator. During her time there she served on committees such as the DBA Admissions Committee and the MBA Admissions Committee, as well as many sub committees such as curriculum council. She also helped form and participated as ex officio for the MBA Alumni Organization (called Business Leadership Society). She lives in Old Town Portland and enjoys hiking, backpacking, and cheering on the Ducks.