Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith, MS

Post-Graduate Researcher and Laboratory Manager


Ashley grew up in Northern California in the small town of Oakdale and always had an affinity towards agriculture. She completed her bachelor of science degree at Fresno State University in meat sciences and moved on to a master of science degree at the University of Wyoming, Department of Animal Sciences with Dr. Stephen Ford’s lab in reproductive biology. After completing her MS degree, she worked as a full-time lab manager for the Ford lab. The I.D.E.A. Lab was able to hire Ashley after she completed her work with the Ford lab and she will be a post-graduate researcher for the I.D.E.A. Lab.

When not in the lab, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors of Wyoming.