Ashley Artese is currently completing her PhD in Exercise Physiology at Florida State University and will be an Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Roanoke College beginning in August of 2018. Her research focuses on investigating the effects of strength and functional training on health, body composition, and functional outcomes in breast cancer survivors, older adults, and other special populations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the College of William and Mary and master’s degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina. Ashley has studied martial arts for 21 years and holds certifications through ACE, AFAA, and ACSM. She is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT® 200) through Yoga Alliance and a licensed Zumba instructor. She has experience working as an exercise physiologist, group exercise program coordinator, and national presenter for the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA).