Student Leader Spotlight: Ashley Fowler '14
Elon senior finalist for Fulbright ETA in Croatia thanks to help from Center for Leadership
Ashley Fowler '14 is ready to jump out of the bubble and into the real world because of the achievements she has accomplished during her time at Elon. Many of these endeavors stemmed from Fowler’s involvement in the Center for Leadership. She credits the Center for providing her with a better appreciation for all aspects of leadership and an understanding of how to apply these in any community.
Since her freshman year, Fowler has been an active member. The center encouraged her to take on leadership roles across campus. Sophomore year she became student director of the Center for Leadership. She has served as a Resident Assistant and also is the current Residence Area Coordinator for the Station at Mill Point.
Fowler was named a Lumen Scholar her sophomore year. She has also been awarded the Sinclair Scholarship to help her pursue honors thesis research. Her topic of choice, about the evolution of LGBT rights in Central and Eastern Europe, was introduced to her by the Center for Leadership.
Her efforts to make a difference within the Elon community do not end there. Fowler is also responsible for creating an Elon summer service trip to Malawi, Africa. After three successful summers, this trip will be offered as an official Winter Term course starting next year.
Although she will be graduating this May, Fowler’s global adventures will continue. She was a finalist for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Croatia. Fowler hopes to work on minority rights in Central and Easter Europe upon graduation. Fowler plans to eventually move to Lithuania and help teach English to Croatian students and begin work on her own NGO focusing on LGBTQ activism.