Ashley Posthumus recently received her master’s degree in urban and regional planning with a particular focus in economic development from Virginia Tech. Previously, she received a B.S. in human geography and environmental science from the University of McMaster in Ontario, Canada. Ashely served as a Graduate Assistant at CECE prior to her time as Research Associate. During her time as a GA, Ashely contributed to a number of projects, including CECE’s quarterly workforce reports, national research on unmanned aircraft, an economic gardening study in Botetourt County, and others. She has established herself as a valuable member of CECE’s dynamic team, lending her skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as her thoughtful insight and keen attention to detail. With her free time, she enjoys hiking, road trips, exploring new restaurants with friends and spending time with her dog, Radar.