Monday Meet and Greet: Ashlee Simon

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Tell us about yourself! 

My name is Ashlee Simon. I was born and raised in Southern California and received my bachelor’s degree in June 2017 from the University of California, Riverside. My parents live on a farm in Norco, Horsetown U.S.A. where my mom owns and shows myotonic (fainting) goats. She’s currently working on setting up a “goat yoga” business. Stay tuned for updates on that one…

Why did you choose Lehigh?

As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to work on a thesis surrounding the instability of medicinal substances. I’m very eager to learn more about the medical humanities, and Lehigh is a wonderful place for me to continue to develop that knowledge.

What is your favorite book outside your field of study?

I highly recommend “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Greatest Drinks” by Amy Stewart. Other than that, my “fun” reads tend to dwell in the world of historical fiction – especially concerning European monarchy.

What are you most looking forward to this year? 

I’m so excited to get back into the classroom! It’s been a long year off…

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