Ashley Burke

Ashley Burke

Position:County Contract Liaison & Youth Engagement Specialist

Organization:Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program

Program Name: ReACT Montana

How long have you been involved in tobacco control?
Since 2014

What brought you to tobacco control work?
I became involved in tobacco control as a junior at Carroll College, working with Healthy College Montana to create a tobacco-free campus, which Carroll achieved in the spring of 2015

What is your favorite part of empowering youth?
Working with youth provides so many things to designate as a favorite part. But for me is the fact only a few encouraging words, a challenge, or even a smile can turn a teen’s life around so they may see their worth

What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy baking, reading, writing, DIY projects, and spending time with family and friends in my free time