2008 Scholar

Ashley S. Pedersen
Westminster College of Salt Lake City

Ashley S. Pedersen
Ashley is pursuing an Environmental Studies and Honors degree at Westminster College. As a UCAN Serve AmeriCorps member, she’s an avid volunteer with the Community Food Co-op of Utah, Habitat for Humanity, and Salt Lake County Aging Services. She‘s also an activist for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition. Ashley seeks a career in environmental justice and will be continuing her research on revealing environmental injustices in Utah this summer. She believes in the strength of community-oriented change and hopes to support such efforts in the future. Some hobbies include hiking and ballet.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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