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Welcome to Ashley Jackson

Hello everyone! We'd like to introduce our new blogger, Ashley Jackson. Please read a little about her below.

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Hi guys, I'm Ashley, and I am brand new to grad school and Massachusetts! I am in the MA for Children's Literature, and I could not be more excited to have the opportunity to study at Simmons.  I expect to learn a lot here and network to meet people.  My undergrad is in English literature, and I have earned half (yep) of my MLIS from University of North Texas, which I may return to at a later date. I am truly stoked to have the chance to focus on Children's Literature and see where that takes me (publishing hopefully!).

I was born and raised in Texas and have lived there my whole life. So, this is quite the experience for me.  I have spent quite a bit of time in England, so I'm not 100% in culture shock, but Boston is different than Austin; in a good way (hello snow)! I cannot wait to explore the city more and see what New England is all about.  I am married to the coolest guy, and we have two dogs.  Besides sweeping up fur in my spare time, I enjoy taking the dogs to the park or for a hike, swimming, and baking vegan treats.  And of course, reading.  My favorite genre currently is fantasy.

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