Ashley Artese is currently an Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science at Roanoke College. 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, master’s degree in exercise science from the University of South Carolina, and PhD in exercise physiology from Florida State University. 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).