Ashley Crisp

 My hometown is a small town with a population of 600 called Hartville, MO. I attended the
University of Missouri-Columbia (aka Mizzou), where I received a Bachelor of Science in
Biology. While I was at Mizzou, I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester at Edith
Cowan University, located in Perth, Western Australia. Following graduation, I made the long
move to Grenada, West Indies, where I studied at St. George's School of Medicine and received
my M.D. degree and Master of Science in Microbiology. I chose Bristol because I was looking
for a small city with a great training program. After living in large cities for the past few years
(including New Jersey right outside of New York City), I was ready to get back to the small-town
life. I have three dogs that are like my children (two Border Collies named Bailey and Keegan and
one Chinese Shar Pei named Wrigley). My hobbies include hiking, camping, canoeing, gardening
(both flowers and vegetables), cooking, and antique medical book collecting. My oldest medical
books are from the 1850s.