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We’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Colon Cancer Alliance team – Ashley Williams, Front Desk Receptionist. Prior to arriving, Ashley worked in the White House under President Obama as a comment line agent and as a special assistant to the president of the Damascus House Foundation in Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys working towards diversity inclusion, reading, and shopping Please join us in welcoming Ashley to the family!
What excites you most about joining the Colon Cancer Alliance?
I made a promise to myself that in 2017 I was going to start living my life on purpose.  My purpose in life is to serve others.  I find true joy and fulfillment in serving people, its what drives me to pop out of the bed in the morning and keeps me energized throughout my day.  Working at Colon Cancer Alliance helps me keep the promise I made to myself.  Here we impact lives in a positive light.  We meet our clients at the most challenging points in their lives and we do our very best to make them feel as comfortable as possible.  That is what excites me about working for Colon Cancer Alliance - working with like-minded individuals that really care about serving others. It is a beautiful feeling.
What are you most looking forward to taking on in your new role?
The things that I am looking forward to most are learning new skills and further enhancing the skills that I already have so that I am able to grow professionally.
What has surprised you the most about living and working in D.C.?
The thing that surprised me the most, especially in this part of town (downtown D.C.) is that most stores and restaurants close fairly early.  One would think with The Hill being down the street that most stores would stay open longer, but they don't, so that was an adjustment.
If you were in an airport and had an hour to kill and $20 in your pocket, what would you spend it on?
If I am at the airport then I have already packed my lunch, and have read a book, so I would probably go to a souvenir shop and get some stuff for my family.
If you had a choice between having lunch delivered to work every day versus having a car service pick you up and drop you off every day, which would you choose?
I would choose the lunch delivery because I hate D.C. traffic, so I prefer to take the metro over the car service.
What's one fun fact about yourself that some people may not know?
I love swimming... I loving going to the pool with my family and friends.  When I was five years old I told my mom that I wanted to be the Little Mermaid when I grew up.  So everyday when we went to the pool I would practice swimming and holding my breath under water.  Eventually my plans changes once I realized that goal was unattainable.

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