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Ashley Sams '15

Hometown: Alliance, OH

Major: Marketing, Human Resource Management and Spanish

Interests: Traveling, photography, crafting, volunteering, blogging, reading and all things technology

Hola everyone, I’m Ashley! I am a senior at The University of Mount Union earning my degree in Marketing, Human Resource Management and Spanish. I also play on the women’s varsity soccer team, intern in the Office of Marketing and am a USAC ambassador for our Center of Global Education.

I spent the first five months of 2014 studying Spanish, cooking and surfing in El País Vasco, Spain. Next, I spent my summer emerged in the revitalizing culture of Detroit while working for Quicken Loans as a recruiting social media intern.

I was born and raised in Alliance, Ohio — home of the state flower, the carnation. I have an amazing, loving and extremely supporting family – both at home and at Mount Union. Some things I enjoy are traveling, photography, crafting and volunteering. I am a strong believer in the power of live music. I’m convinced spending some time in nature will cure just about anything, and chocolate makes up the majority of my food pyramid.


Posts from Ashley Sams:


Mount Union Through Our Eyes

Posted on October 9th, by Ashley Sams in Uncategorized. Comments Off on Mount Union Through Our Eyes

Would YOU like to takeover the UMU Instagram account?!

As a marketing student with a passion for social media, it is with great pleasure that I announce Mount Union’s second Instagram account – @LifeofaRaider! I have long thought about a …


5 Ways To Be a Better Traveler

Posted on April 11th, by Ashley Sams in Study Abroad. No Comments

A few weeks ago, I embarked on my first solo journey to Italy to meet my mom, and it gave me the most incredible sense of empowerment. Granted it was only a bus ride, two flights and an overnight in …


T-Minus 9 Hours

Posted on January 6th, by Ashley Sams in Study Abroad. Comments Off on T-Minus 9 Hours

…Until I ascend into the air on the first flight leg of my journey to Spain. I am taking the group flight from Chicago to Madrid (with a layover in London) but I have to get to Chicago. Which I …