Ashley Vaughn received her Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Health Behavior Program from Oregon State University (OSU). Prior to graduate school, Ashley spent many years as a high school science teacher. Observing the multiple intersections of place, educational outcomes, and health while teaching is what pushed her to pursue a career in public health.
Ashley’s teaching is guided by inclusive pedagogy, evidence-based teaching practices, and a passion for public health. Students engage in a variety of active and collaborative learning approaches such as peer-to-peer instruction, team and problem-based learning, and reflection. Ashley has a particular interest in ensuring that every student in our classroom has a sense of belonging, particularly among first-generation and other underrepresented students.