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Ashley Abbey

Graduate Assistant of Student and Client Services

Major: MA Business Administration

BBA in Marketing, BBA in Management 

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Honeoye, NY

Personality Type: INTJ-A, The Architect

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

My favorite part about working with O’Pake is being surrounded by a group of intellectual, innovative and unique minds who help me learn, grow and have fun every day. I have learned so much from the fellows, staff, mentors and clients.  

What are your goals in the future?

My goals for the future are to work in a job that I am passionate about. I hope to work in the field of Marketing or Higher Education.  

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

O’Pake provides me with a unique perspective, in which I get to see a variety of industries and projects. It allows me to see the inner workings of higher education and gives me perspective on marketing within different industries.  

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

My favorite memory of Alvernia is spending time outside on the hammocks with my friends.

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

I was given a great opportunity to help build and shape the New O’Pake Institute under the leadership of Rodney S. Ridley.  

Who or what inspires you and why?

My mom inspires me because she is so independent and goal driven. 

What is a quote that you abide by?

Today is a good day to have a good day.  

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I am a firstgeneration college student!