Originally hailing from outside of Philadelphia, Ashlee-Rose Ferguson obtained her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Science from State University of New York: College of Environmental Science & Forestry/Syracuse University. Then going on to gain valuable public and environmental health experience with: Washington State Department of Health in the Zoonotic Disease section; Clemson University in the Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences; South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control in Retail Food Protection and Vector Surveillance Programs. She moved back to Washington State in late 2017 to work with Washington State Department of Agriculture’s Animal Feed Program as their Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS) Coordinator, now Assistant Program Manager. Prior to her third cross-country move, Ashlee-Rose served as the Vice President for South Carolina Environmental Health Association. She is currently serving as the International Health Committee Vice Chair with Washington State Environmental Health Association, is a Registered Sanitarian/Registered Environmental Health Specialist, and a Cohort VII graduate of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) Fellowship in Food Protection. When Ashlee-Rose is not working, she enjoys living in a lush temperate rainforest along a salmon spawning creek, photography, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones (which includes her fiancé, Vladimir and their three cats: Koca, Luna, and Mickey, probably a dog soon too).