Ashleigh Fox is a writing tutor, English professor, and unwavering supporter of the Oxford comma. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Allegheny College, a private liberal arts school and founding member of the Colleges That Change Lives organization, where she majored in English and minored in writing snarky e-mails. Ashleigh has worked in communication consulting, matchmaking, financial compliance, and cosmetics sales, but her true passion is working with young adults and meeting them at the fascinating intersection between childhood and adulthood. She spent ten years in the high school English classroom, earning her M.Ed in Secondary English Education from the University of Pittsburgh while encouraging her students to embrace multicultural texts, happiness studies, and the redemptive nature of unhappy endings in classic literature. She soaks up stories and is thrilled to help high school students unlock their unique narratives in the college essay.
Ashleigh’s own college essay explored the complex dynamics of mother-daughter relationships; its opening sentence described her mother as her “best friend, number-one fan, and harshest critic.”