Ashley James is a native Houstonian and currently serves as the Interim Program Leader for the Agriculture & Natural Resources Unit of the PVAMU Cooperative Extension Program. Through her 11.5 year career in extension, she found her passion to help educate limited resource and historically underserved landowners on ways to improve their agricultural enterprises and be good stewards of the land. Ashley received her B.S. in Animal Science from Tuskegee University and her M.S. in Agricultural Science from Tennessee State University. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University in the College of Ag Leadership, Education and Communication.