Ashely Alker, MD, MSC is an Emergency Medicine resident at the University of California, San Diego and a nationally published speaker and author. She was born in San Diego, California and attended her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she played Division I water polo. Ashely then moved to Cyprus during her graduate training in public health and spent a year working at the Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine in D. C., Ashely worked as a healthcare policy fellow for a Congressman. Ashely is the current president of the emergency medicine Resident Student Association for the United States.